Ch 5: Assessment Methods in Reading Instruction

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This chapter is filled with engaging lessons you can access from home or on-the-go to improve your comprehension of different assessment methods in reading instruction. Gauge your readiness to excel an upcoming test by taking our multiple-choice quizzes and a practice exam.

Assessment Methods in Reading Instruction - Chapter Summary

The entertaining lessons in this chapter closely examine different assessment types and techniques that can be used with reading instruction. Study formal assessments, the use of continuous monitoring, norm-referenced vs. criterion-referenced tests and more. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be able to:

  • List assessment techniques for reading comprehension
  • Explain how continuous monitoring can improve reading instruction
  • Share methods that can determine students' reading levels
  • Describe different forms of assessment and qualities of good assessments
  • Detail how assessments in the classroom can be used and misused
  • Identify and describe types of formative assessments
  • Differentiate between formal and informal assessments
  • Provide examples of summative assessments

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11 Lessons in Chapter 5: Assessment Methods in Reading Instruction
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Assessment Techniques for Reading Comprehension

1. 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.

Continuously Monitoring to Improve Reading Instruction

2. Continuously Monitoring to Improve Reading Instruction

Reading is a complex process that involves many skills, and students' reading levels are constantly changing. This lesson looks at how teachers can use continuous monitoring of students to help them differentiate and improve reading instruction.

Methods for Determining Students' Reading Level

3. Methods for Determining Students' Reading Level

Assessment is essential. All students are at different reading levels and abilities. Watch this video lesson to learn ways to assess the reading level of your students.

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.

Qualities of Good Assessments: Standardization, Practicality, Reliability & Validity

5. Qualities of Good Assessments: Standardization, Practicality, Reliability & Validity

Have you ever been in the middle of an assessment and thought, 'This question is unfair!' or 'This exam covers material I have never seen before!' If so, the assessment probably did not possess the qualities that make an assessment effective. This lesson will introduce you to the qualities of good assessments: reliability, standardization, validity, and practicality.

Use and Misuse of Assessments in the Classroom

6. Use and Misuse of Assessments in the Classroom

Assessments are excellent tools in the classroom. Used properly, they provide invaluable information about student knowledge and progress. However, if misused, assessments can misrepresent the actual knowledge and learning taking place in the classroom. This lesson will discuss the use and misuse of standardized assessments.

Types of Formative Assessment

7. Types of Formative Assessment

Formative assessments are an incredibly important part of the teaching process. This lesson will detail several types of formative assessments that you can use to monitor student learning in your classroom.

Informal Assessments in the Classroom: Examples & Types

8. Informal Assessments in the Classroom: Examples & Types

In this lesson, we will discuss informal assessments used in the classroom. We will cover what informal assessments are and look at some types and examples, and then you will be asked to take a short quiz to assess your comprehension.

Formal Assessments: Examples & Types

9. Formal Assessments: Examples & Types

Formal assessments are tests that systematically measure how well a student has mastered learning outcomes. Learn more about formal assessments and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Summative Assessments: Examples & Types

10. Summative Assessments: Examples & Types

Think of state exams, midterms, finals, graded papers, and standardized tests such as the SAT. They all have one thing in common - they are summative assessments! Find out more in this lesson.

Types of Tests: Norm-Referenced vs. Criterion-Referenced

11. Types of Tests: Norm-Referenced vs. Criterion-Referenced

What's the best way to score tests? In this lesson, we'll look at two major types of tests that are scored differently from each other: norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests.

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