Ch 9: AEPA Reading K-8: Assessment Methods

About This Chapter

Get ready for the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments (AEPA) Reading Endorsement K-8 exam with this chapter on using assessment methods to determine student literacy levels.

AEPA Reading K-8: Assessment Methods - Chapter Summary

Use this combination of text and video lessons to brush up on the different types of literacy assessments, and rediscover ways of using them. You'll cover all the essential information on assessment methods that you'll need to know for the AEPA Reading K-8 exam. Lesson topics include assessment validity, the qualities of good assessments, and the different types of formative assessments. You'll review the following:

  • Determining students' literacy levels through screening assessments
  • Meeting the needs of learners with reading disabilities
  • Types of formative assessments
  • Types of formal assessments
  • Implementing and using progress monitoring assessments
  • Types of summative assessments
  • Types of informal assessments
  • The purpose of reading assessments
  • The purpose of early literacy assessments in young children
  • Using cloze for assessment

Our instructors have broken these concepts down into small packages of easily understandable information. Each topic is clearly and concisely explained so you can get up to speed in next to no time. Test your knowledge with practice quizzes to see what you know and what you still need to work on.

11 Lessons in Chapter 9: AEPA Reading K-8: Assessment Methods
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Determining Students' Literacy Levels Through Screening Assessments

1. Determining Students' Literacy Levels Through Screening Assessments

Student literacy levels are evaluated through literacy assessments, which are the screenings teachers conduct to test key skills. Learn the specific types, emerging assessments, elements of decoding & fluency, and comprehension and data in literacy assessments.

Meeting the Needs of Learners with Reading Disabilities

2. Meeting the Needs of Learners with Reading Disabilities

Learners with reading disabilities often struggle with particular competencies in language development. Examine the importance of phonemic awareness, evidence-based models of reaching students, and the looping process in teaching reading.

Types of Formative Assessment

3. Types of Formative Assessment

Teachers use various types of formative assessments to continually evaluate students' understanding. Learn to define a formative assessment before examining quizzes, the purpose of exit slips, KWL charts, and observing, questioning, and S.O.S.

Formative Assessments: Examples, Types & Definition

4. Formative Assessments: Examples, Types & Definition

Formative assessments are used to determine what students have learned to drive future instruction. Discover different types and examples of formative assessment that can be used in the classroom.

Formal Assessments: Examples & Types

5. Formal Assessments: Examples & Types

Formal assessments are tests that systematically measure how well a student has mastered learning outcomes. Learn about formal assessments and explore different types and examples of formal assessments, including standardized, programs, criterion-referenced, and essay tests.

Implementing & Using Progress Monitoring Assessments

6. Implementing & Using Progress Monitoring Assessments

Progress monitoring assessments are commonly used to evaluate student learning progress. Learn the importance of a baseline, weekly vs. monthly monitoring, and how to adjust instructions accordingly.

Summative Assessments: Examples & Types

7. Summative Assessments: Examples & Types

Summative assessments are used to test learning and can cause more stress than other types of assessments. Find out what summative assessments are and their purpose, examples and types of these assessments, their stakes, and how formative assessments differ.

Informal Assessments in the Classroom: Examples & Types

8. Informal Assessments in the Classroom: Examples & Types

Informal assessments are daily evaluations designed to assess students' individual skills. Learn the difference between formal and informal assessments in the classroom, explore some types of informal assessments, and discover how informal assessments are incorporated into the classroom through some examples.

Purpose of Reading Assessments

9. Purpose of Reading Assessments

Assessments are an important part of instruction. Teachers use them for many reasons and using the right ones at the right time is a useful teaching skill. This lesson will outline types of reading assessments and when and why we use them.

Purpose of Early Literacy Assessments in Young Children

10. Purpose of Early Literacy Assessments in Young Children

Assessing young children as they learn to read is important for many reasons. This lesson outlines some of these and gives insight into the nuances of early literacy screening.

Using Cloze for Assessment

11. Using Cloze for Assessment

Using the cloze procedure in assessments can help teachers determine their students' knowledge and reading comprehension. Learn more about the cloze procedure, including how it can assess vocabulary, grammar skills, and reading comprehension.

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