Assessing Reading 1: Theory and Practice

Assessing Reading 1: Theory and Practice

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This book, along with its companion volume Assessing Reading 2: Changing Practice in Classrooms, was originally conceived as the major outcome from an international seminar on reading assessment held in England. It focuses particularly on theoretical and methodological issues, though with a clear series of links to practices in assessment, especially state and national approaches to classroom-based assessment in the USA, the UK and in Australia, at both primary and secondary levels. Chapters offer new perspectives on the theories that underlie the development and interpretation of reading assessments, national assessments and classroom-based assessment, challenging readers to think in different ways.In this report, we describe the experiences of a group of Texas first grade teachers who have been striving to develop ... In the first section, we describe the context for the development of the assessment model, which we named Primary Assessment of Language Arts and Mathematics (PALM). ... achievement test (i.e. the Iowa Test of Basic Skills or ITBS) each spring to students in odd-numbered grades.

Title:Assessing Reading 1: Theory and Practice
Author:Colin Harrison, Lecturer in American Literature Colin Harrison, Terry Salinger
Publisher:Routledge - 2002-01-04


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