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Assessing Readers

Assessing Readers Author Rona Flippo
ISBN-10 9781136311741
Release 2014-01-23
Pages 394
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A Co-publication of Routledge and the International Reading Association This new edition of Assessing Readers continues to bridge the gap between authentic, informal, and formative assessments, and more traditional quantitative, and summative assessment approaches. At the heart of the book is respect and confidence in the capabilities of knowledgeable teachers to make the correct literacy decisions for the students they teach based on appropriate assessments. Inclusive and practical, it supports individual classroom teachers' knowledge, beliefs, decisions, and roles and offers specific assessment, instruction, and organizational ideas and strategies, while incorporating a range of perspectives that inform the field of reading and literacy education, covering the most important ideas and information found in more traditional reading diagnosis books. Changes in the Second Edition Addresses the Common Core State Standards Includes Response to Intervention (RTI) Discusses family literacy in language-diverse homes and the needs of ELL students Covers formative assessment Offers ideas and guidelines for ELL assessment Looks at issues of accountability and teaching to prescribed state tests and objectives versus accommodating to them – the pitfalls and problems and how to cope Provides new practical examples, including new rubrics, more teacher-developed cognitive assessments, a new case study, and new teacher-developed strategy lessons



Assessment for Reading Instruction Third Edition

Assessment for Reading Instruction  Third Edition Author Michael C. McKenna
ISBN-10 9781462521050
Release 2015-06-23
Pages 324
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This trusted teacher guide and widely adopted text provides a comprehensive conceptual framework and hands-on practical tools for reading assessment. The authors present a clear roadmap for evaluating K-8 students' strengths and weaknesses in each of the basic competencies that good readers need to master. Teachers learn how to select, administer, and interpret a wide range of formal and informal assessments, and how to use the results to improve instruction. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes 30 reproducible assessment tools. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition *Chapter on assessing vocabulary. *Additional instruments, including the Informal Decoding Inventory and the Motivation to Read Profile--Revised. *Links to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been added throughout. *The latest research and more instructional strategies in every area. See also Reading Assessment in an RTI Framework, which offers systematic guidance for conducting assessments in all three tiers of RTI.



Handbook of Reading Assessment

Handbook of Reading Assessment Author Sherry Mee Bell
ISBN-10 9781317619253
Release 2015-07-30
Pages 342
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The Handbook of Reading Assessment, Second Edition, covers the wide range of reading assessments educators must be able to use and understand to effectively assess and instruct their students. Comprehensive and filled with numerous authentic examples, the text addresses informal classroom based assessment, progress monitoring, individual norm-referenced assessment, and group norm-referenced or ‘high-stakes’ testing. Coverage includes assessment content relevant for English language learners and adults. A set of test guidelines to use when selecting or evaluating an assessment tool is provided. New and updated in the Second Edition Impact on reading assessment of Common Core Standards for literacy; increased top-down focus on accountability and high stakes tests; innovations in computerized assessment of reading Latest developments in Response to Intervention (RTI) model, particularly as they impact reading assessment International Reading Association standards for reading educators and brief discussion of International Dyslexia Association standards Types of reading assessment, including discussion of formative versus summative assessment Expanded coverage of assessment of reading motivation Expanded coverage of writing assessment New and revised assessments across genres of reading assessment Companion Website: numerous resources relevant to reading and writing assessment; suggestions for evidence-based instructional practices that can be linked to assessment results; PowerPoint slides; test bank; study guides; application exercises



Understanding and Using Reading Assessment K 12 3rd Edition

Understanding and Using Reading Assessment  K   12  3rd Edition Author Peter Afflerbach
ISBN-10 9781416625018
Release 2017-12-20
Pages 288
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Why do we assess reading? What do we assess when we assess reading? How, where, and when do we assess reading? Reading instruction and assessment expert Peter Afflerbach addresses these questions and much more in the 3rd edition of Understanding and Using Reading Assessment, K–12. Using the CURRV model to evaluate reading assessment methods—including reading inventories, teacher questioning, performance assessment, and high-stakes reading tests—Afflerbach considers the consequences and usefulness of each method, the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders, and the reliability and validity of the assessments. In addition, he examines four important but often overlooked aspects of reading assessment: • Assessment accommodation for English-language learners and students with special needs • Assessment of noncognitive aspects of reading, such as motivation, engagement, self-concept, and self-efficacy • The use of formative and summative assessment • The importance of self-assessment in building reading independence The book provides detailed case studies from all grade levels to illustrate reading assessment done well. It also includes 15 reproducible forms and checklists that teachers and administrators can use to optimize their reading assessment efforts. Students are expected to read increasingly complex texts and to complete increasingly complex reading-related tasks to demonstrate their growth as readers. This book offers teachers and administrators alike a clear path to helping students meet those expectations. This book is a co-publication of ASCD and ILA. New to the 3rd edition: • New chapter “Formative and Summative Assessment” • Three significantly revised chapters—Performance Assessment; Assessment Accommodation for English Learners and Students With Special Needs (“Accommodation and Reading Assessment” in 2nd edition); Assessing “the Other”: Important Noncognitive Aspects of Reading • Fifteen reproducible and downloadable forms and checklists



Essential Readings on Assessment

Essential Readings on Assessment Author Peter Afflerbach
ISBN-10 9780872078123
Release 2010-09-16
Pages 208
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“Reading assessment informs our understanding of individual students and our related efforts to best teach them, which shapes students’ self-concepts, motivations, and attitudes related to reading. It signifies, to many, the success and accountability of our teachers and schools.” —Peter Afflerbach, from the Introduction Learn how reading assessment can improve instruction and learning with the research-based, peer-reviewed articles in this collection, selected and introduced by noted expert Peter Afflerbach. Fifteen articles cover a broad spectrum of practices and theory related to gathering, interpreting, and using assessment information, including The central role teachers can play in reading assessment How assessment fits into our evolving understanding of reading Systemic approaches to developing reading assessment The impact of formative assessment on student development The consequences of assessment Afflerbach’s Introduction and the questions for reflection that accompany each article can help you tailor the book to meet your needs—especially useful for school-based professional development and teacher education.



Accessible Assessment

Accessible Assessment Author Michael F. Opitz
ISBN-10 0325030529
Release 2011
Pages 183
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"Accessible Assessment combines nine informal techniques into a manageable, calendarized framework that makes sense and drives highly targeted, differentiated instruction. Opitz, Ford, and Erekson help teachers: measure only what matters most assess with the confidence that comes from a strong research base increase consistency and organization across school years, grades, and buildings implement predictable assessment structures flexibly plan short-, medium-, and long-range instructional goals. It can bring a new level of coherence to any crucial assessment task, including: screening, progress monitoring, and diagnostics for RTI assessing for key reading standards (including Common Core) sharing information with colleagues, administrators, and parents."--Publisher.



Reading Assessment

Reading Assessment Author Melissa Lee Farrall
ISBN-10 9780470873939
Release 2012-06-05
Pages 394
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Written from a strengths–based perspective, this is the first book to present a research–based, integrated review of reading, cognition, and oral language testing and assessment. The theoretical underpinnings of reading, language, and literacy are covered, as well as detailed information and administration tips on the myriad reading inventories and standardized tests that may be used in a reading psychoeducational assessment. Unique in its inclusion of instruction on crafting professional evaluation reports to illuminate a student′s strengths and weaknesses, this inviting book will enable school psychologists, reading specialists, and learning disabilities specialists to conduct effective interdisciplinary remedial recommendations and interventions.



Miscue Analysis Made Easy

Miscue Analysis Made Easy Author Sandra Wilde
ISBN-10 UVA:X004422873
Release 2000
Pages 134
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A series of lively, interactive exercises leads us through the thinking processes and linguistic systems that readers use to build their understanding of text. Through a careful review of these systems, we learn to assess what readers can do. Miscue Analysis Made Easy will also be useful for teachers of struggling readers at the secondary and college levels.



Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems Second Edition

Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems  Second Edition Author Darrell Morris
ISBN-10 9781462512256
Release 2013-10-02
Pages 305
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This widely adopted text and teacher resource provides a comprehensive approach to assessing and remediating reading difficulties in grades K-6. Darrell Morris presents rich case studies of beginning and older readers struggling with different types of reading problems. He shows how to administer a thorough diagnostic battery and provide instruction tailored to each student's needs. In addition to one-to-one tutoring strategies, small-group and whole-class applications are discussed. Reproducible tools, book lists, and other user-friendly materials can be photocopied from the book or downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition *Detailed explanations of how to adapt the techniques for classroom use. *The latest research findings pertaining to reading diagnosis. *Updated and expanded book lists.*Chapter on historical and theoretical foundations. See also the Morris Informal Reading Inventory: Preprimer through Grade 8, a complementary assessment tool that yields systematic data on K-8 students' reading abilities.



Improving Reading

Improving Reading Author Jerry L. Johns
ISBN-10 0787276146
Release 2001
Pages 634
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Provides methods for improving reading skill and comprehension.



Diagnostic Teaching of Reading

Diagnostic Teaching of Reading Author Barbara J. Walker
ISBN-10 9780132998963
Release 2011-11-21
Pages 384
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Diagnostic Teaching of Reading, 7/e, by renowned author Barbara J. Walker, is the ideal resource for pre-service and in-service educators, including teachers, reading specialists, literacy coaches, school psychologists, special education teachers, and Title I teachers. In it they see how to use a variety of instructional and assessment techniques to help plan lessons designed to improve literacy for all learners in their charge. Included are over 65 instructional techniques that meet the diverse learning needs of all students, including struggling readers and writers, English language learners, and culturally diverse learners. With the information presented here, teachers see how to continually reflect on their instructional practices and tailor their instruction to the strengths and needs of the diverse children they teach.



Books and Beyond

Books and Beyond Author Michael F. Opitz
ISBN-10 0325007438
Release 2006
Pages 192
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Books and Beyond is a book of big ideas and smart, useful strategies. Opitz, Ford, and Zbaracki suggest ways to model literate behaviors so that students come to understand that reading is not reserved for the classroom but permeates everything adults do. They describe step by step how to use ten distinct types of outside-world text in your reading program, including a wide range of genres and media. They offer specific advice and instructional alternatives for each kind of text and answer key instructional questions Why use it? Books and Beyond has everything you need to create a reading program that truly offers students choice alongside a strong sense of how and why we use reading in our everyday lives.



Handbook of Writing Research

Handbook of Writing Research Author Charles A. MacArthur
ISBN-10 9781593857509
Release 2008-01-14
Pages 468
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Presents a collection of essays discussing the theories and models of writing research.



Qualitative Reading Inventory

Qualitative Reading Inventory Author Lauren Leslie
ISBN-10 9780134161433
Release 2016-01-07
Pages 496
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0134539400. The market-leading, reliable, and easy-to-use informal assessment instrument. The QRI-6 continues to emphasize the authentic assessment of children’s reading abilities–from the earliest emergent readers to advanced readers. This popular resource provides graded word lists and numerous passages designed to assess a student’s oral reading accuracy, rate of reading, and comprehension of passage read orally and silently. Several unique features set it apart from other resources in the field, including narrative and expository passages at each level from pre-primer through high school, as well as all self-contained selections being highly representative of the structure and topics of materials found in basal readers and content-area textbooks. For example, passages at the pre-primer through second grade levels are presented with pictures, and maps and illustrations are part of the expository selections at fourth grade through high school levels. The QRI-6 measures comprehension in several ways that allow an examiner to label a passage as familiar or unfamiliar to each student: by analyzing the student’s retelling or summarization; by looking at the student’s answers to explicit and implicit comprehension questions; through the answers to complex inference questions recommended by the Common Core State Standards; through the use of look-backs, which separate what readers remember from what they comprehend; and through the use of think-alouds at the sixth grade level and above to analyze the student’s thoughts during reading. These measurement tools presented in the QRI-6 contribute to its widespread popularity as a superb informal reading inventory. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos, audio clips, and forms & figures. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. The Enhanced Pearson eText may be purchased stand-alone for 50-60% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7” or 10” tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.



Developing Readers and Writers in Content Areas K 12

Developing Readers and Writers in Content Areas K 12 Author David W. Moore
ISBN-10 0137056370
Release 2010-06-29
Pages 292
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This practical, engaging text introduces prospective and practicing teachers to K-12 content reading instruction. Unlike any other text in the market, the content progresses from general practices, cycles, and settings of instruction, to units of instruction and specific lesson planning. Well-respected authors Dave Moore, Pat Cunningham, Sharon Moore, Patricia M. Cunningham, and Jim Cunningham speak to educators new to the idea of content area literacy instruction and focus on instruction that is aligned with state standards and tests, yet promote literacy that goes beyond that which is tested. The sixth edition of "Developing Readers and Writers in the Content Areas" places even more emphasis than in the past on (a) new digital literacies, (b) disciplinary literacies, and (c) English learners and special needs students. Chapters describe instruction appropriate for a comprehensive content-area literacy program (literature, comprehension, vocabulary, writing, study, inquiry, and differentiation), and include end-of-chapter applications that show how the practices apply to specific content areas such as science and mathematics. This text contains accessible language, concrete examples, and adjunct learning aids to help new learners access it. New to this Edition NEW! Emphasis on new digital literacies enable course instructors to remain current during the accelerating shift from traditional print literacy to new digital literacies (Chapter 9 and in websites presented throughout the chapters). NEW! Increased attention to English learners and special needs students enable teachers to best serve increasing populations of students who struggle with conventional instruction. Chapter 10 is devoted entirely to Differentiation; instructional accommodations interspersed throughout the chapters on instruction.



The Threads of Reading

The Threads of Reading Author Karen Tankersley
ISBN-10 9781416612605
Release 2003-11-03
Pages 184
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How can teachers make sure that all students gain the reading skills they need to be successful in school and in life? In this book, Karen Tankersley describes the six foundational "threads" that students need to study in order to become effective readers: phonemic awareness, phonics and decoding, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and higher-order processing. For each area, the author explains how students acquire the reading skills they need and offers a series of skill-building strategies and activities that teachers can use in the classroom. Although reading is perhaps most intensely taught in the kindergarten and 1st-grade classrooms, Tankersley emphasizes that helping students become lifelong readers is a task for all teachers, including content-area teachers in middle and high schools. The Threads of Reading addresses key questions about literacy, such as * What makes a difference in reading achievement? * How much reading time is enough? * How can teachers use writing to build reading skills? * How can teachers help students make meaning from their reading? The strategies in this book address many situations, from individual instruction to small- or large-group instruction, from kindergarten to high school. Teachers will appreciate the multitude of activities provided, and administrators will learn to better evaluate the reading programs in place in their districts and schools. Grounded in both research and "teacher lore" from actual classrooms, this book is a solid guide to helping students become lifelong readers.



The Diagnosis of Reading in a Second or Foreign Language

The Diagnosis of Reading in a Second or Foreign Language Author J. Charles Alderson
ISBN-10 9781135097189
Release 2014-10-03
Pages 266
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The Diagnosis of Reading in a Second or Foreign Language explores the implications of language assessment research on classroom-based assessment practices by providing an in-depth look at the little-examined field of diagnosis in second and foreign language reading. This volume examines the development of second and foreign language reading and how subsequent research findings, couched in this knowledge, can help facilitate a more-informed teaching approach in second and foreign language classrooms. By contextualizing the latest in classroom settings and presenting implications for future research in this developing area of linguistics, this book is an ideal resource for those studying and working in applied linguistics, second language acquisition, and language assessment and education. About the NPLA Series: Headed by two of its leading scholars, the series captures the burgeoning field of language assessment by offering comprehensive and state-of-the-art coverage of its contemporary questions, pressing issues, and technical advances. It is the only active series of its kind on the market, and will include volumes on basic and advanced topics in language assessment, public policy and language assessment, and the interfaces of language assessment with other disciplines in applied linguistics. Each text presents key theoretical approaches and research findings, along with concrete practical implications and suggestions for readers conducting their own research or developmental studies.