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Assessment & Data for School Librarians - Chapter Summary
Review bite-sized lessons to gain greater insight into different forms of assessment and types of data used by school librarians. Develop a comprehensive understanding of this subject by reviewing this chapter at your own pace. When finished, you will be ready to:
- Describe the relationship between assessment and instruction
- Define informal, formal, paper-pencil and performance assessments
- Discuss different assessment tools used by library media specialists
- Explain how librarians can use data to inform their instruction
All the lessons in this chapter are available around-the-clock and can be viewed as many times as needed to boost your knowledge of assessments and data used by school librarians. Check your knowledge of the lessons by taking multiple-choice quizzes and a chapter exam. If you have questions about specific lesson topics, feel free to submit them to our experts. This chapter is accessible at home or anywhere you can secure an Internet connection, using any computer, smartphone or tablet.
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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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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Other chapters within the Ohio Assessments for Educators - School Library Media Specialist (041): Practice & Study Guide course
- Roles of the Library Media Program
- Roles & Responsibilities of the Library Media Specialist
- School Library Communication & Collaboration
- Planning & Evaluating Library Media Programs
- Developing & Managing the School Library Environment
- Strategies for Promoting Literacy to Students
- Methods & Materials for Information Literacy Skills
- Children's & Young Adult Literature
- Resources & Services for Diverse Student Groups
- Instructional Strategies for School Libraries
- Management of Library Resources
- OAE School Library Media Specialist Flashcards