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Literacy Instruction & Assessment - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you will encounter lessons related to literacy instruction and assessment. You can brush up on the ways to utilize rubrics to teach literacy, strengths of the student portfolio assessment, and ways to read standardized testing. You can also review the purposes of standardized testing, the development of strong literacy intervention programs, and other subjects. Additional lessons covered in this chapter include the following:
- Selection of suitable literacy topics for students
- Advantages of norm vs. criterion-referenced scoring
- Definition of diagnostic assessment and curriculum-based assessment
- Utilization of the informal reading inventory
- Advantages of using assessment-data for instruction
- Creation of assessments based on curriculum
- Qualities of effective assessments, including standardization and validity
After you finish the brief lessons, take the quizzes found at the end of each to see how much progress you are making. The quizzes consist of multiple-choice questions. Our instructors can assist you if you have any questions about the chapter.
1. 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.
2. Norm- vs. Criterion-Referenced Scoring: Advantages & Disadvantages
Assessment results allow educators to make important decisions about students' knowledge, abilities and future educational potential. There are multiple ways to summarize and interpret assessment results. This lesson will discuss ways to summarize norm-referenced assessments and criterion-referenced assessments.
3. What is Diagnostic Assessment? - Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we will explore a form of pretesting known as diagnostic assessment. We'll look at its definition, benefits, and examples of diagnostic assessments used by educators.
4. Curriculum-Based Assessment: Definition & Examples
Curriculum-based assessment, also called curriculum-based measurement (CBM), is a powerful tool for testing and measuring student progress. This lesson introduces you to CBM and provides examples of the assessments you can use.
5. How to Use Rubrics for Literacy Instruction
Rubrics are tools showing standards expected for assignments. This lesson will explain rubrics and describe how teachers can use rubrics to improve literacy instruction.
6. 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.
7. Student Portfolio Assessment: Strengths & Limitations
Educators strive to use various types of authentic assessments with their students. One type of assessment is the portfolio, and this lesson describes what a portfolio is, what goes in it, and how to manage and evaluate them in a classroom.
8. Benefits of Using Assessment Data to Drive Instruction
Assessments are powerful tools that can give you precise data about student learning. Using that data to drive instruction is incredibly important for effective teaching. This lesson will detail some benefits of using data to drive instruction.
9. Designing & Using Assessments Based on Curriculum
Assessments based on curriculum tend to deliver consistent, effective results for a given curriculum design. In this lesson we will discuss the design of curriculum-based assessments and how to use them.
10. 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.
11. Understanding Standardized Test Scores
In this lesson, you'll learn about the basic terms used in standardized test scores, such as scoring curves and the standard deviation, which can help you explain test results to parents and students. You'll also discover how most students perform on standardized tests and have the chance to assess your new knowledge of the topic with a brief quiz.
12. Reasons and Purposes for Standardized Testing
Ever wanted to know the big deal behind standardized testing? Take a close look at why standardized testing is important for students, teachers, and parents.
13. Developing Effective Literacy Intervention Programs
This lesson encourages schools and teachers to think outside of the box in terms of developing literacy intervention programs that are motivational as well as effective for all students.
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