Authentic Literacy Assessment / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321012357
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/5/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.16 (w) x 10.89 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. 1 Foundations for an Ecological Approach to Authentic Assessment 1
Ch. 1 Changes in Views of Learning and Assessment 2
Ch. 2 Why Do We Assess? 10
Ch. 3 Why Should We Assess Ecologically? 16
Ch. 4 Reading Development 23
Ch. 5 Writing Development 36
Ch. 6 Constructing a Developmental Writing Continuum 50
Sect. 2 Ecological Portfolio Systems for Reading and Writing 55
Ch. 7 Creating the Context and Goals for Assessing Reading and Writing 56
Ch. 8 The Portfolio System - "The Big Picture" 69
Ch. 9 Professional Observation - A Central Component of an Ecological Portfolio System 75
Ch. 10 Organizing a Teacher Observation Notebook 82
Sect. 3 Observing Reading and Writing Within the Ecological Portfolio System 91
Ch. 11 Introduction...Integrating Assessment and Instruction 92
Ch. 12 Observing Reading: The Running Record and Comprehension 96
Ch. 13 Observing for Reading Strategies, Independence, Metacognitive Awareness, Level of Reading Acquisition, Attitudes and Interests, and Purposive Reading 116
Ch. 14 The Working Portfolio for Reading 135
Ch. 15 Observing Writing 145
Ch. 16 The Working Portfolio for Writing 153
Ch. 17 Getting Started and Wrapping Up: "Roaming Around the Known" and Developing Showcase Portfolios 160
Ch. 18 Communicating Student Literacy Development to Parents 170
Sect. 4 Ecological Assessment in Practice 191
Ch. 19 There Must Be Something Wrong, We're Having Too Much Fun 192
Ch. 20 Literacy Portfolios In the Intermediate Grades: "Under Construction" 201
Ch. 21 Elementary School Writing Assessment: A Developmental Perspective 216
Sect. 5 Ecological Assessment: Reporting Beyond the Classroom 231
Ch. 22 Issues of Reliability and Validity 232
Ch. 23 Communicating Information Beyond the Classroom 244
Dear Readers 257
References 258
Additional Resource Materials for Constructing an Ecological Assessment System 265
Appendix Forms You Might Use 271
Index 294
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