Assessing Adult Readers: Considerations & Tools


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Name a common assessment tool that evaluates the learner needs

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1. Which assessments happen simultaneously and orally?

2. What is the first assessment for evaluating fluency?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

When adults can't read, or can't read well, they are confined to low skill, low income jobs. Reading teachers must assess the knowledge of their adult students in all areas of reading instruction on a regular basis. The practice questions in these assessments focus on categories and strategies of assessment that can be used with adult students.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments address the following:

  • Names of common assessment tools
  • Characteristics of assessments in different categories
  • The abilities evaluated in different assessments

Skills Practiced

Testing yourself improves your skills, including:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information about types of reading assessment
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding specific reading skills that are assessed
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about different categories of reading assessment

Additional Learning

There's more to know. Check out the lesson, Assessing Adult Readers: Considerations & Tools, and you will:

  • Understand how to be sensitive to the needs of adult students
  • Differentiate between assessments in four categories of adult reading instruction
  • Define IRI and Cloze Procedure
  • Recognize methods used to assess fluency and vocabulary
  • Know how to assess comprehension with active reading and questioning
  • Understand the importance of feedback in the learning process