Classroom Literacy Assessment: Making Sense of What Students by Jeanne R. Paratore EdD, Rachel L. McCormack EdD

By Jeanne R. Paratore EdD, Rachel L. McCormack EdD

Showcasing evaluate practices which could aid academics plan potent guideline, this ebook addresses the real-world complexities of educating literacy in grades K-8. major members current reliable ways that learn studying procedures in addition to studying items, that yield info on how the training surroundings might be greater, and which are performed within the context of actual examining and writing actions. the quantity offers attainable, nuts-and-bolts rules for incorporating evaluation into guideline in all significant literacy domain names and with different inexperienced persons, together with scholars in high-poverty faculties and people with exact studying wishes. it really is illustrated all through with worthwhile concrete examples.

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In another school, students who had been enrolled in ESL support for 4 or more years and then exited, performed significantly below students who had exited earlier. This finding suggested that although these students had passed a test to be exited, they needed additional support during their transition into mainstream classes. A third school discovered that they didn’t have a systematic plan for coordinating services provided by their Title I Learning Assistance Program (LAP), literacy coaches, and extended day program—all of which were supposed to focus on literacy support for underachieving students.

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Although this item is intended as an assessment of mathematics knowledge, the “hidden curriculum” on state and national tests requires skills such as reading and analyzing questions carefully. Many students are unsuccessful on these tests because they are unfamiliar with particular literacy skills demanded by the task—in this case, the ability to analyze questions and respond appropriately. Backward Mapping of Assessment Tasks 25 Let’s use backward mapping with another example, this time from a reading test.

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