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Language Arts Assessments - Chapter Summary
These lessons on language arts assessments make studying fun and convenient. Our educators review use of the cloze assessment and how to develop a writing portfolio. This chapter can also help you better understand how to assess the skills of a student in the areas of speaking and listening. After completing the lessons, you should be ready to do the following:
- Provide an example of a formative assessment
- List different types of summative assessments
- Discuss how student skills are assessed in reading and writing
- Recount techniques used to assess reading comprehension
- Explain how to choose writing development assessments for students
- Describe how a grading rubric is used
- Provide an example of how to give written feedback to students
- Give an overview of self-assessment in writing
These convenient lessons can help you easily grasp concepts related to language arts assessments. Vocabulary words are highlighted in bold in the video transcripts for quick reference and review. There's also a brief quiz with each lesson that can test your knowledge, and the quizzes can be printed for use as an offline study tool.
1. What is Formative Assessment? - Strategies & Examples
Formative assessment can help teachers plan the most effective instruction. In this lesson, you'll learn what formative assessments are, why they are important, and multiple strategies that you can implement in the classroom.
2. 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.
3. Assessing Student Skills in Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening
Reading, writing, speaking and listening are the major areas of study for all standard English language arts curricula. So how do you assess those skills? Read this lesson to find out.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. How to Create a Writing Portfolio
A writing portfolio is used by artists to show a collection of works. In a writing course, a portfolio is a collection of a student's writings. In this lesson, we will discuss the importance of a portfolio and how to create one.
8. Self-Assessment in Writing: Definition & Examples
Self-assessment takes place when we review our writing, either during or after. In this lesson, we will discuss the importance of self-assessment and how we can practice this step.
9. What Is a Grading Rubric? - Definition, Uses & Examples
As an educator, wouldn't you appreciate a path that would make grading assignments easier, as well as showing students exactly what requires improvement? If that's what you are seeking, then rubrics could be the answer.
10. Giving Written Feedback to Students: Examples & Overview
This lesson will illustrate the importance of providing students written feedback and explain how to do this in the way that most impacts student achievement.
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