Reading Assessment: A Primer For Teachers and Tutors

by Joanne Schudt Caldwell
Editor Joanne Schudt Caldwell

Guilford Publications | February 1, 2002 | Trade Paperback

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This invaluable primer provides the basic information that teachers and tutors need to get started on the complex process of reading assessment. Designed for maximum utility in today''s standards-driven classroom, the book presents simple, practical assessment strategies that are embedded in a solid framework of theory and research. It takes teachers step by step through learning to recognize "good reader" behaviors, assessing each student''s strengths and weaknesses, analyzing the evidence collected, and making instructional decisions. Formal and informal measures are discussed for a variety of purposes, including assessment of emergent literacy, word identification, fluency, comprehension, and motivation for reading. Filled with illuminating concrete examples, activities for developing assessment skills, and reproducible checklists and worksheets, this is an essential resource for elementary educators. It is also an ideal text for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses and inservice training programs.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 258 pages

Published: February 1, 2002

Publisher: Guilford Publications

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1572307277

ISBN - 13: 9781572307278

Found in: Reference and Language
Appropriate for ages: 6 - 13

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Reading Assessment: A Primer For Teachers and Tutors

by Joanne Schudt Caldwell
Editor Joanne Schudt Caldwell

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 258 pages

Published: February 1, 2002

Publisher: Guilford Publications

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1572307277

ISBN - 13: 9781572307278

About the Book

This invaluable primer provides the basic information that teachers and tutors need to get started on the complex process of reading assessment. Designed for maximum utility in today's standards-driven classroom, the book presents simple, practical assessment strategies that are embedded in a solid framework of theory and research. It takes teachers step by step through learning to recognize "good reader" behaviors, assessing each student's strengths and weaknesses, analyzing the evidence collected, and making instructional decisions. Formal and informal measures are discussed for a variety of purposes, including assessment of emergent literacy, word identification, fluency, comprehension, and motivation for reading. Throughout, the utility of the book is enhanced by illuminating concrete examples and sample assessment materials.

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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From the Publisher

This invaluable primer provides the basic information that teachers and tutors need to get started on the complex process of reading assessment. Designed for maximum utility in today''s standards-driven classroom, the book presents simple, practical assessment strategies that are embedded in a solid framework of theory and research. It takes teachers step by step through learning to recognize "good reader" behaviors, assessing each student''s strengths and weaknesses, analyzing the evidence collected, and making instructional decisions. Formal and informal measures are discussed for a variety of purposes, including assessment of emergent literacy, word identification, fluency, comprehension, and motivation for reading. Filled with illuminating concrete examples, activities for developing assessment skills, and reproducible checklists and worksheets, this is an essential resource for elementary educators. It is also an ideal text for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses and inservice training programs.

About the Author

JoAnne Schudt Caldwell, PhD, is a Professor at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was formerly the Chair of the Reading Language Arts Department and is currently the Director of Teacher Education for the College of Education. Widely published, Dr. Caldwell is a member of several professional organizations and has actively participated in a number of state task forces involving teacher certification and standards implementation.

Editorial Reviews

"Reading and literacy teachers/tutors will find this text helpful as an organized guide for pinpointing student reading difficulties....Content area teachers will heave a sigh of relief as they read case studies in which they recognize struggling readers in their classes and learn quick ways to assess these students and get them the help they need--whether in the classroom or with a specialist....A student''s reading ability plays a huge role in his or her success in other classes and it is important that we help each student overcome reading-related barriers. Caldwell''s book is the perfect place to start!--"Middle Ground"""
"Teachers often ask us, ''If you only had time to read one book, what would it be?'' One possibility is "Reading Assessment: A Primer for Teachers and Tutors" by JoAnne Schudt Caldwell (2002). She provides a comprehensive look at assessment issues in a very accessible manner....Caldwell helps classroom teachers focus on critical dimensions of reading as they try to become as literate as possible about how to assess each one."--"Reading Teacher"

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 13