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A Teacher's Guide to Standardized Reading Tests: Knowledge is Power / Edition 1
     

A Teacher's Guide to Standardized Reading Tests: Knowledge is Power / Edition 1

by Lucy Calkins, Beverly Falk, Kate Montgomery, Donna Santman, Donna Santman
 

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ISBN-10: 032500000X

ISBN-13: 9780325000008

Pub. Date: 05/13/1998

Publisher: Heinemann

In recent years, the increasingly high stakes attached to norm-referenced reading tests have made it harder to hold onto what we believe about language arts education. Now, Lucy Calkins, Kate Montgomery, and Donna Santman meet us in the true trenches, offering companionship and guidance in the most lonely, complex, and sometimes heartbreaking area of our

Overview

In recent years, the increasingly high stakes attached to norm-referenced reading tests have made it harder to hold onto what we believe about language arts education. Now, Lucy Calkins, Kate Montgomery, and Donna Santman meet us in the true trenches, offering companionship and guidance in the most lonely, complex, and sometimes heartbreaking area of our teaching: preparing students for standardized reading tests.

Written with the intimacy, inspiration, and classroom-based practicality we've come to expect from The Art of Teaching Writing, A Teacher's Guide to Standardized Reading Tests reflects the authors' belief that in order to be less victimized by tests, we need to be more knowledgeable about them. To that end, their book:

  • provides a complete overview of tests, showing us how to use this information to be more powerful and more articulate participants in today's political conversations and in our interactions with colleagues, parents, and our students
  • demonstrates how the methods we've come to trust in the reading and writing workshop can be built upon and adapted as we do test-preparation work with our students
  • rethinks the reading workshop in light of standardized tests, describing predictable challenges children will face when taking tests and ways we can help children develop the capabilities to meet those challenges
  • provides guidelines for reading and interpreting test results, enabling us to minimize the damage caused by troubling scores.
"If our students do well on tests," write the authors, "we are in a far stronger position to be critical of those same tests." With A Teacher's Guide to Standardized Reading Tests, educators can achieve these results, and advocate for and use forms of assessment that inform teaching and support student learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325000008
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
05/13/1998
Edition description:
Teachers G
Pages:
199
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

Confronting the Tests

The Challenge

Testing 101: Learning Enough to Talk Back to the Tests

Teaching Reading in the Shadow of Standardized Tests

When a Concern for Scores Drives the Curriculum

The Overlap of Good Teaching of Reading and Good Reading Test Scores

A New Curriculum for Test Preparation

Rethinking Test Preparation

Reading the Test Passages

Navigating the Format of Tests

Mastering the Tricks and Avoiding the Traps

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

The Politics of Testing: A Guide to Survival

The Politics of Reading Scores and the Community

Taking Our Place at the Policy Table

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