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Ch 7: AEPA Reading K-8: Purpose of Assessments

About This Chapter

Use the lessons and quizzes in this chapter on the purpose of assessments to get ready for the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments (AEPA) Reading Endorsement K-8 exam.

AEPA Reading K-8: Purpose of Assessments - Chapter Summary

In this study guide, you'll work through lessons and practice exams on student assessments to prepare for the AEPA Reading K-8 exam. By the end of the chapter, you'll have learned about the following topics:

  • The advantages of using assessment data to inform teaching methods
  • Reliability and validity in assessments
  • How to select appropriate literacy assessments
  • Phonics and word identification assessments
  • Assessments tat measure accuracy, rate and prosody levels
  • Reading comprehension assessments
  • Writing development assessments

Review these lessons to brush up on topics you may have grown rusty on. Lessons can be accessed as many times as you need until you feel you've mastered the topics. Test your knowledge after completing the lessons with self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam.

AEPA Reading K-8: Purpose of Assessments Chapter Objectives

Arizona teachers will need to take the AEPA Reading K-8 exam to obtain a teaching endorsement. The exam is made up of 100 selected-answer questions and one written response item. All questions are delivered electronically and must be completed in three-and-a-half hours.

This chapter corresponds to questions in the Literacy Assessment in Grades K-8 subarea of the exam. This section is worth about 14% of the total test. You'll need to demonstrate knowledge of how to select appropriate assessments to measure student proficiency in various literacy areas, such as vocabulary, reading comprehension and fluency.

8 Lessons in Chapter 7: AEPA Reading K-8: Purpose of Assessments
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Benefits of Using Assessment Data to Drive Instruction

1. Benefits of Using Assessment Data to Drive Instruction

Assessments are powerful tools that can give you precise data about student learning. Using that data to drive instruction is incredibly important for effective teaching. This lesson will detail some benefits of using data to drive instruction.

The Relationship Between Reliability & Validity

2. The Relationship Between Reliability & Validity

Though reliability and validity are different from each other, they are still related. In this lesson, we'll look at the differences of and relationship between reliability and validity.

Selecting Appropriate Literacy Assessments for Students

3. Selecting Appropriate Literacy Assessments for Students

Assessment is a crucial aspect of literacy instruction, but choosing the right assessment makes all the difference. This lesson will cover how to select appropriate assessments for students.

What is a Normative Assessment? - Definition & Purpose

4. What is a Normative Assessment? - Definition & Purpose

Normative assessments are commonly used to rate the differences that exist between individuals. This lesson will help you understand what a normative assessment is and how it is used.

Choosing Assessments for Phonics & Word Identification

5. Choosing Assessments for Phonics & Word Identification

Assessing emerging literacy skills, like phonics and word identification, gives teachers important data. This lesson shows how to choose and use assessments for phonics and word identification.

Measuring Students' Accuracy, Rate & Prosody Levels Through Assessments

6. Measuring Students' Accuracy, Rate & Prosody Levels Through Assessments

Measuring a student's reading requires a close look at several components, such as accuracy, rate, and prosody. What are these things, and how are they assessed? This lesson outlines ways to select or design an assessment that measures these components of reading.

Assessment Techniques for Reading Comprehension

7. Assessment Techniques for Reading Comprehension

Need to assess your students' reading ability? Not quite sure where to begin? This lesson describes several techniques reading teachers can use to assess students' reading comprehension.

Selecting Writing Development Assessments for Students

8. Selecting Writing Development Assessments for Students

Teachers need to use assessments in order to design writing instruction to meet all students' needs. This lesson describes writing assessments and shows how to design a writing assessment for students of all grade and ability levels.

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