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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the AEPA Reading Endorsement K-8 (AZ046): Practice & Study Guide course
- AEPA Reading K-8: Language Development
- AEPA Reading K-8: Teaching Students with Special Needs
- AEPA Reading K-8: Cognitive Foundations of Literacy
- AEPA Reading K-8: Sociocultural Influences on Literacy
- AEPA Reading K-8: Theoretical Models of Reading
- AEPA Reading K-8: Assessment Methods
- AEPA Reading K-8: Using Data to Drive Instruction
- AEPA Reading K-8: Phonemic Development
- AEPA Reading K-8: Appropriate Literacy Intervention
- AEPA Reading K-8: Effective Literacy Instruction
- AEPA Reading K-8: Teaching Vocabulary & Literacy
- AEPA Reading K-8: Improving Fluency
- AEPA Reading K-8: Leadership in Reading & Literacy
- AEPA Reading K-8: Phonemic & Spelling Awareness
- AEPA Reading K-8: Effective Writing
- AEPA Reading K-8: Comprehension of Content Area Texts
- AEPA Reading K-8: Reading, Writing & Critical Thinking
- AEPA Reading K-8: Types of Texts
- AEPA Reading Endorsement K-8 Flashcards