Reading Skills Competency Tests: Competency Tests for Basic Reading Skills

Reading Skills Competency Tests: Competency Tests for Basic Reading Skills

by Walter B. Barbe, Henriette L. Allen, Wiley C. Thornton
     
 
For classroom teachers and reading specialists in grades K-8, here is a unique daily diagnostic tool for the quick, informal assessment of children's competence in basic reading skills at specific grade levels in any classroom or school-wide reading program.

Included are 8 separately printed, spiral-bound volumes at 8 levels:

Reading Skills Competency Tests

Overview

For classroom teachers and reading specialists in grades K-8, here is a unique daily diagnostic tool for the quick, informal assessment of children's competence in basic reading skills at specific grade levels in any classroom or school-wide reading program.

Included are 8 separately printed, spiral-bound volumes at 8 levels:

Reading Skills Competency Tests: READINESS LEVEL
Reading Skills Competency Tests: FIRST LEVEL
Reading Skills Competency Tests: SECOND LEVEL
Reading Skills Competency Tests: THIRD LEVEL
Reading Skills Competency Tests: FOURTH LEVEL
Reading Skills Competency Tests: FIFTH LEVEL
Reading Skills Competency Tests: SIXTH LEVEL
Reading Skills Competency Tests: ADVANCED LEVEL

Each level volume provides a complete sequential Basic Reading Skills Checklist of the skills to be mastered at that level for easy individual recordkeeping, plus 40 to 70 reproducible informal Competency Tests for measuring students' competence in all skills on the Checklist at that level. And every test is accompanied by easy-to-follow directions for use and complete answer keys.

Each level volume also includes a Group Summary Profile for recording class progress in mastering basic reading skills plus a bonus copy of the "Barbe Reading Skills Check List Sequential Skill Plan," which maps out the entire reading skills progression through all levels, Readiness to Advances.

You'll find these ready-to-use tests help fill your need for:

...quick, informal assessment of children's competence in specific skills
...diagnosis of specific reading skill strengths and weaknesses
...planning of teacher strategies for individual students and groups
...continuous evaluation of each child's progress in basic reading skills
...immediate feedback to the student and the teacher

Simply select the test for the particular skill you wish to evaluate...copy and distribute it to the student(s)...and follow the step-by-step directions and answer keys for administrating and scoring the test.

MASTERY REQUIREMENT: Check the "Mastery Requirement" for the test to determine whether the student has demonstrated competence in the skill or needs further reinforcement or special help to master it.

To keep a record of each child's progress, you can mark his or her individual Reading Skills Checklist to indicate which skills the child has mastered or need instructions in. The Group Summary Profile can be used to obtain an overall picture of class progress, to form small groups of students with similar needs, and to identify students who require personalized help on a prerequisite skill.

In short, "COMPETENCY TESTS FOR BASIC READING SKILLS" gives the classroom reading teacher, the reading specialist, and the Title I teacher a quick, easy-to-use tool for pinpointing and monitoring the specific reading skill needs of each child on a day-to-day basis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130213280
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/22/1999
Series:
J-B Ed: Ready-to-Use Activities Series , #49
Edition description:
SPIRAL
Pages:
142
Product dimensions:
8.58(w) x 10.84(h) x 0.44(d)

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Meet the Author

Henriette L. Allen, Ph.D., is a former classroom teacher in the schools of Coventry, Rhode Island, the Aramco Schools of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, The American Community School of Benghazi, Libya, and Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Allen served in several administrative roles, including assistant superintendent of the Jackson Public Schools. She is presently an education consultant recognized nationally. Dr. Allen is the senior author of the series Competency Tests for Basic Reading Skills (West Nyack, NY: The Center for Applied Research in Education). She has taught reading skills at both elementary and secondary levels, has supervised the development of a Continuous Progress Reading Program for the Jackson Public Schools, and has lectured widely in the fields of reading, classroom management, technology in the classroom, and leadership in educational administration. Dr. Allen is listed in the World Whois Who of Women and Who's Who-School District Officials. She was the 1996 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award given by the American Association of School Administrators.

Walter B. Barbe, Ph.D., a nationally known authority in the fields of reading and learning disabilities, Walter B. Barbe, Ph.D., was for twenty-five years editor-in-chief of the widely acclaimed magazine Highlights for Children, and adjunct professor at The Ohio State University. Dr. Barbe is the author of over 150 professional articles and a number of books, including Personalized Reading Instruction (West Nyack, NY: Parker Publishing Company, Inc.), coauthored with Jerry L. Abbot. He is also the senior author and editor of two series-Creative Growth with Handwriting (Columbus, OH: Zaner-Bloser, Inc.) and Barbe Reading Skills Check Lists and Activities (West Nyack, NY: The Center for Applied Research in Education)-and he is senior editor of Competency Tests for Basic Reading Skills. Dr. Barbe is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and is listed in Who's Who in America and American Men of Science.

Wiley C. Thornton, M.Ed., is experienced in classroom teaching and educational testing and is the former research assistant in the Jackson Public Schools. His responsibilities include project evaluations, report writings, upgrading of teacher skills in interpretation and use of educational research, as well as test construction. Mr. Thornton was a frequent consultant and speaker to teacher, parent, and civic groups on educational measurement, testing, and test construction and use.

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