Reading Assessment: A Primer for Teachers and Tutors / Edition 1

Reading Assessment: A Primer for Teachers and Tutors / Edition 1

by JoAnne Schudt Caldwell
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Guilford Publications, Inc.

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Reading Assessment: A Primer for Teachers and Tutors / Edition 1

This invaluable primer provides the basic information that teachers an d tutors need to get started on the complex process of reading assessm ent. Designed for maximum utility in today's standards-driven classroo m, the book presents simple, practical assessment strategies that are embedded in a solid framework of theory and research. It takes teacher s step by step through learning to recognize "good reader" behaviors, assessing each student's strengths and weaknesses, analyzing the evide nce collected, and making instructional decisions. Formal and informal measures are discussed for a variety of purposes, including assessmen t of emergent literacy, word identification, fluency, comprehension, a nd motivation for reading. Throughout, the utility of the book is enha nced by illuminating concrete examples and sample assessment materials .

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ISBN-13: 9781572307278
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2002
Series: Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 6 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

1. Overview of the Reading Process
2. Assessment as Part of Instruction
3. The Informal Reading Inventory Process
4. Early Literacy
5. Word Identification
6. Reading Fluency
7. Comprehension of Narrative and Expository Text
8. Motivation
9. Standardized Tests

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