Ch 9: Assessment & Data for Library Media Specialists

About This Chapter

Refresh your understanding of methods for assessment and data used by library media specialists with this engaging chapter. Our high-quality lessons are created by professional instructors to help you prepare for an exam or fill in knowledge gaps.

Assessment & Data for Library Media Specialists - Chapter Summary

This informative chapter covers assessment and data as they're used by library media specialists. These short, self-paced lessons cover the relationship between assessment and teaching. You'll also review how to determine community library needs and set appropriate goals. After completing these lessons, you should be able to:

  • Assess students' skills and prior knowledge using proven methods
  • Differentiate between formal, informal, performance and paper-pencil assessments
  • Use assessment tools specifically helpful to library media specialists
  • Modify your instruction based on data

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6 Lessons in Chapter 9: Assessment & Data for Library Media Specialists
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The Relationship Between Instruction & Assessment

1. The Relationship Between Instruction & Assessment

Watch this video lesson to understand the relationship between instruction and assessment. You'll learn why it is important to continuously monitor the progress of your students through the use of well-placed assessment as you are instructing them.

Methods for Assessing Students' Prior Knowledge & Skills

2. Methods for Assessing Students' Prior Knowledge & Skills

Before beginning instruction, teachers should use different assessments to determine what their students know about a particular topic. This lesson discusses the importance of these assessments and gives examples that are commonly used in the classroom.

Learning Community Library Needs: Determination & Goals

3. Learning Community Library Needs: Determination & Goals

As a librarian at a school, you have a responsibility to serve and meet the needs of your community. This lesson discusses what it means to determine community library needs, and set responsible goals in alignment with these needs.

Forms of Assessment: Informal, Formal, Paper-Pencil & Performance Assessments

4. Forms of Assessment: Informal, Formal, Paper-Pencil & Performance Assessments

Educators often need to assess students' learning and achievement. There are multiple forms of assessments that educators use to not only gain knowledge about a student's level of understanding but also to guide the direction of future lessons and course curriculum. This lesson will differentiate between formal and informal assessments and paper-pencil versus performance-based assessments used in educational settings.

Assessment Tools for Library Media Specialists

5. Assessment Tools for Library Media Specialists

If you are a library media specialist, you probably want some good ways to assess students' learning and growth. This lesson discusses some of the different assessment tools you can use to better your program.

Using Data to Inform Instruction

6. Using Data to Inform Instruction

This lesson highlights how data is used to improve student achievement through instruction, assessment, analysis, and re-teaching. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.

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