Reading Assessment, Third Edition A Primer for Teachers in the Common Core Era

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-03-25
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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This trusted practitioner guide and course text helps K-8 teachers utilize assessment as an integral component of classroom instruction. It guides teachers step by step to recognize good reader behaviors, assess students' strengths and weaknesses, and make evidence-based instructional decisions. Formal and informal measures are discussed for evaluating specific components of literacy, with a focus on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Every chapter features activities for developing understanding; in-depth practice exercises are provided in several appendices. Helpful reproducible tools can be photocopied from the book or downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

New to This Edition
*Chapter on major current initiatives: the CCSS and response to intervention.
*Extensive CCSS content woven throughout the book.
*Expanded coverage of vocabulary assessment, now in its own chapter.
*Checklists to guide the selection of high-quality published instruments.

Author Biography

JoAnne Schudt Caldwell, PhD, is Professor Emerita at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she also served as Associate Dean of the College of Education and Leadership. Dr. Caldwell is the author of Comprehension Assessment: A Classroom Guide, among other books, and coauthor of the Qualitative Reading Inventory.

Table of Contents

1. New Initiatives and New Concerns: How Have They Influenced Reading Assessment?
2. Purposes of Reading Assessment: What Do Good Readers Do and How Can Teachers and Coaches Assess This?
3. Methods of Assessment: What Are the Different Kinds of Assessments and What Do They Tell Us about Reading Performance?
4. Assessment as Part of Instruction: How Can We Assess as We Teach?
5. The Informal Reading Inventory Process: How Does It Address the Purposes of Reading Assessment?
6. Early Literacy: What Do We Need to Know about Beginning Readers?
7. Word Identification: How Can We Assess a Student’s Word Identification Ability?
8. Reading Fluency: How Can We Assess Reading Fluency?
9. Vocabulary Knowledge: How Can We Assess Comprehension of Words?
10. Comprehension of Text: How Can We Assess Understanding of Text?
11. Schoolwide Reading Assessment: How Can We Collect, Organize, and Present Classroom Data?
General Summary. Assessing the Good Reader Behaviors and the Common Core State Standards

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