About This Chapter
Language Arts Assessments in Early Childhood - Chapter Summary
You'll get to reinforce your understanding or learn new information about language arts assessments by working through the lessons contained in this chapter. Once you have completed this chapter, you should be able to answer questions about:
- Basics behind early literacy screening
- Importance of choosing the right assessment
- Difference between formal and informal assessments
- Methods of analyzing accuracy, rate and prosody
- The Informal Reading Inventory
- How the Cloze procedure increases reading skills
- How to use literacy assessments
- Ways to determine a student's reading level and ability
Each lesson is short, engaging and takes less than ten minutes to complete. Test your understanding of these concepts with the short self-assessment quizzes that accompany each lesson. If you are experiencing difficulty understanding certain topics, you can reach out to our instructors via your personal dashboard.
1. Purpose of Early Literacy Assessments in Young Children
Assessing young children as they learn to read is important for many reasons. This lesson outlines some of these and gives insight into the nuances of early literacy screening.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Using the Informal Reading Inventory
The Informal Reading Inventory is a method used to assess individual student reading levels. This assessment should be performed multiple times a year.
6. Using Cloze for Assessment
The cloze procedure is a useful tool for reading assessment. This lesson will detail several ways you can use the procedure to assess your students' reading comprehension and grammar skills.
7. Determining Students' Literacy Levels Through Screening Assessments
Teachers use literacy assessments to determine specific student needs and focus instruction. This lesson describes the kinds of assessments used for important literacy skills.
8. 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.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the NYSTCE Multi-Subject - Teachers of Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2)(211/212/245): Practice & Study Guide course
- NYSTCE Information Resources
- Language Processing & Development
- Language Teaching Strategies for Diverse Students
- Teaching Phonics, Phonemic Awareness & Fluency
- Teaching the Foundations of English Language Arts
- Teaching Word Recognition in Early Childhood
- Strategies for Vocabulary Instruction
- Language Knowledge & Vocabulary
- Teaching Reading Comprehension in Early Childhood
- Teaching Literacy with Informational Texts
- Early Childhood Writing Development & Instruction
- Promoting Literacy Through Listening
- Early Childhood Reading Issues & Interventions
- Math Instruction & Assessment in Early Childhood
- Teaching Numbers in Early Childhood Education
- Basic Mathematical Operations & Conversions
- Ratios, Rates & Proportional Relationships
- Measurement & Geometry
- Data, Statistics and Probability
- Scientific Inquiry & Investigation
- Physical Science Basics
- Scientific Concepts for the Living Environment
- Use of Engineering & Design in Scientific Learning
- Major U.S. Historical Events
- Role of New York in Shaping the U.S.
- Geography Concepts
- Human Population Distribution Patterns
- Relationship Between Economics, Government & Politics
- Rights & Responsibilities of Citizenship in the U.S.
- Social Studies Research Skills
- Visual Arts Techniques
- Visual & Performing Arts
- Health, Safety & Community Awareness
- Physical Development & Activities in Early Childhood
- Understanding Childhood Development & Care
- Consumer Economics & Personal Resource Management
- Career Development Resources
- NYSTCE Multi-Subject - Teachers of Early Childhood Flashcards