Children And Reading Tests

Children And Reading Tests

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by Clifford Hill, Eric Larsen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1567504442

ISBN-13: 9781567504446

Pub. Date: 02/22/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The increasing reliance of our educational system on standardized tests has precipitated a national debate. This debate, however, has proceeded with little attention to the tests themselves. This book makes a scholarly contribution to the debate by using the methods of discourse analysis to examine not only representative material from reading tests but also

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The increasing reliance of our educational system on standardized tests has precipitated a national debate. This debate, however, has proceeded with little attention to the tests themselves. This book makes a scholarly contribution to the debate by using the methods of discourse analysis to examine not only representative material from reading tests but also children's responses to it. The book is particularly attentive to the role of culture in shaping children's understanding of what they read.

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ISBN-13:
9781567504446
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/22/2000
Series:
Advances in Discourse Processes Series
Pages:
446
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Context of Study

esting Reader Parsimony

Truncated Narratives

Excerpted Narratives

Gapped Narratives

Testing Reader Flexibility

Shifting Frames

Resolving Polarities

Changing Registers

Conclusions

Implications of the Study

Glossary

References

Author Index

Subject Index

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KenTeach More than 1 year ago
This is a mind-opening book. If you teach young children, you must read this. It should dramatically change your ideas about reading assessment. From the section "Guidelines for Test Makers": "As children respond to small bits of decontextualized material followed by multiple-choice tasks, they respond to test in such a limited way that they run the risk of internalizing an impoverished model of reading." Maybe you already felt what this book proves. Reading it will give you the specific language you need to begin to make the argument that we must change the way we assess young people's reading.