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FTCE Literary Instruction & Assessment Flashcards

FTCE Literary Instruction & Assessment Flashcards
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Best Practices
Methods that have consistent, strong results.
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Reiterative Learning Cycles
A circular learning path from student to teacher to student again. It provides students with clear expectations, keeps the teacher consistent in grading, and then offers the student feedback.
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Rubric
A list, chart, or an other tool that clarifies expectations and points for a given assignment.
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Probes
Short question sets or activities taken from curriculum materials, which are used to test a particular skill.
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Curriculum-Based Assessment (CBM)
A repeated assessment of basic, targeted skills.
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Unit Pretest
A diagnostic assessment given at the start of a unit of study, which allows the teacher to gauge students' existing knowledge of the topic.
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Diagnostic Assessment
Pretesting, or pre-assessment, of a student's skills and knowledge.
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Standard Score
Assessment scores that are compared against a mean.
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Percentile Rank
A measure of the percentage of peer students who scored less than or equal to one student's score.
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Grade Equivalent Scores
Scores that match student performance to an approximate grade level.
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Age Equivalent Scores
Scores that match a student's performance to an approximate age level.
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Age/Grade Equivalent, Percentile, and Standard are three types of _____.
Norm-referenced scores - scores that compare student performance in relation to that of their peers.
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Criterion-referenced Scoring
Assessment that focuses on specific skills or knowledge. Students are measured against an objective and not assessed in relation to peers.
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Raw Score
The number of correct responses on an assessment.
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Vocabulary quizzes, summaries, and inferential questions are ways of testing student understanding or _____.
Comprehension
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Fluency
The expression and rate of reading.
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Running Record
Recording miscues as a form of decoding skills assessment.
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Miscues
Mistakes in oral reading.
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Nonsense Words
Words that are not real, but which use realistic or plausible combinations of letters and syllables.
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Decoding
Literal reading, including pattern recognition, phonology, and the skills to make sense of unfamiliar words on their own or in context.
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Flashcard Content Overview

This set of flashcards covers a variety of terms and concepts related to literacy instruction and assessment in an elementary school classroom. Topics include types of assessment, assessment in the classroom, standardized testing, and literacy interventions. Refresh your memory about the key terms and the best practices in literacy and reading assessment.

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Decoding
Literal reading, including pattern recognition, phonology, and the skills to make sense of unfamiliar words on their own or in context.
Nonsense Words
Words that are not real, but which use realistic or plausible combinations of letters and syllables.
Miscues
Mistakes in oral reading.
Running Record
Recording miscues as a form of decoding skills assessment.
Fluency
The expression and rate of reading.
Vocabulary quizzes, summaries, and inferential questions are ways of testing student understanding or _____.
Comprehension
Raw Score
The number of correct responses on an assessment.
Criterion-referenced Scoring
Assessment that focuses on specific skills or knowledge. Students are measured against an objective and not assessed in relation to peers.
Age/Grade Equivalent, Percentile, and Standard are three types of _____.
Norm-referenced scores - scores that compare student performance in relation to that of their peers.
Age Equivalent Scores
Scores that match a student's performance to an approximate age level.
Grade Equivalent Scores
Scores that match student performance to an approximate grade level.
Percentile Rank
A measure of the percentage of peer students who scored less than or equal to one student's score.
Standard Score
Assessment scores that are compared against a mean.
Diagnostic Assessment
Pretesting, or pre-assessment, of a student's skills and knowledge.
Unit Pretest
A diagnostic assessment given at the start of a unit of study, which allows the teacher to gauge students' existing knowledge of the topic.
Curriculum-Based Assessment (CBM)
A repeated assessment of basic, targeted skills.
Probes
Short question sets or activities taken from curriculum materials, which are used to test a particular skill.
Rubric
A list, chart, or an other tool that clarifies expectations and points for a given assignment.
Reiterative Learning Cycles
A circular learning path from student to teacher to student again. It provides students with clear expectations, keeps the teacher consistent in grading, and then offers the student feedback.
Best Practices
Methods that have consistent, strong results.
The Standard (on a rubric)
The specific concept(s) being assessed and measured by a rubric.
Informal Reading Inventory (IRI)
A way to assess and track a student's reading readiness.
Qualitative Test
A test in which the teacher makes subjective assessments, as opposed to quantitative assessment.
Word Recognition in the IRI
A portion of the IRI that tests how well students can correctly read and pronounce word lists.
The Reading Portion of the IRI
A process in which a student reads aloud, while the teacher monitors for time and documents errors.
Independent Reading Level
A measure of the grade level at which a student has at least 90% reading comprehension on their own.
Instructional Level
A measure of student understanding when the student reads in a group context.
Frustration Level
The level at which a student struggles and gets frustrated by the reading material.
Hearing Capacity Level
The level at which a student can understand oral instructions, which is often higher than what they can comprehend by reading.
Authentic Assessments
Assessments modeled after the real world.
Portfolio Assessments
Portfolio collections of student work that are designed to meet specific criteria.
Assessment
Evaluation tool(s) used to learn about student learning.
Formative Assessment
Assessments given during the middle of a unit in order to gauge which students are mastering the topic and which are in need of additional help.
Curriculum-Based Assessments (CBA)
Assessments which are designed to test a particular curriculum. These assessments pull from curriculum materials, and they offer overlapping learning opportunities and quantitative feedback.
Reliability of an Assessment
How consistent an assessment is at testing specific skills and knowledge.
Standardization of an Assessment
Having uniform or similar assessment procedures and scoring.
Validity of an Assessment
An assessment's overall accuracy in measuring what it intends to measure.
Practicality of an Assessment
A measure of how easy or feasible it is to administer and score a particular assessment.
The Normal Curve
A way to visualize the 'umbrella' under which most students' scores will fall when assessed.
Standard Deviation
A way to measure student scores on either side of the center of the normal curve.
Stanine
A measurement of student scores on a scale of one to nine.
Scaled Score
A conversion of a raw score so that it yields information about how a student did in relation to peers.
Standardized Testing
A standard and predetermined exam, used to compare schools, gauge teacher effectiveness, and inform future instruction.
Literacy Interventions
Alternative approaches to the teaching of reading and writing for students who are struggling with traditional methods.
Modalities
Different learning styles of students.
Multisensory Approaches
Efforts to incorporate teaching strategies that use multiple senses (for instance, magnetic letters, scrabble tiles, use of arms, open space, etc).

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