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MTTC Reading: Using Reading Assessment Data - Chapter Summary
The lessons and quizzes in this chapter have been put together to help you study for questions on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Reading exam about the uses of assessments when teaching and developing reading skills in students. In this chapter, our professional instructors will help you prepare for questions about:
- Scaffolding reading instruction
- Activities useful for developing student reading skills
- Advantages and disadvantages of ability grouping
- Bilingual and multicultural education
- Outcome-based education
- Response to intervention
- Orton-Gillingham approach to reading instruction
- Other instruction strategies that use reading assessment data
Watch this series of lesson videos on your mobile devices when you don't have access to a computer. Following these lessons, the quizzes will provide you with a way to test how much of the information you've retained. With the results from these assessments, you will be able to find topics you need to review further. Use the video tags from these results to return to the locations of the lessons that discussed these topics and improve your understanding of them.
MTTC Reading: Using Reading Assessment Data - Chapter Objectives
Prospective reading teachers in the state of Michigan will need to take the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Reading exam. On test day, you will be asked to complete a series of 100 multiple-choice question in a 4.5-hour testing session. Use this chapter to help you prepare for some of the questions in the subarea of Assessment, which makes up 15% of the exam.
1. 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.
2. Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction
Ever heard the phrase 'reading is the gateway to all learning'? Reading is one of the areas targeted by most states for assessment because it not only is a critical area in academics, but also an area where most students were not showing gains. This lesson will highlight strategies to help struggling readers develop skills to be successful in the classroom.
3. Activities & Strategies for Student Reading Development
Helping students develop their reading skills can create learners who love to read. This lesson offers some ideas that help young readers develop their reading abilities.
4. Ability Grouping and Tracking in Schools: Advantages and Disadvantages
In this lesson we will discuss within class grouping and between class grouping. In addition, we will review the pros and cons of between class grouping, also known as tracking.
5. Bilingual Education, Immersion & Multicultural Education
Educators use many approaches for second-language instruction. The approaches vary based on the individual needs of the learner, focusing on his or her current language abilities, background, and cultural experiences. This lesson will differentiate between the different types of second-language instruction, including immersion, bilingual education, and multicultural education.
6. ESL Curriculum Development
This lesson will highlight some ways in which curriculum can be developed for English as a second language (ESL) classrooms and learners, as well as go over some instructional strategies to help support ESL students develop their language skills.
7. Outcome-Based Education: Steps & Evaluation
The simplest way to measure learning effectiveness is to ask, 'What will the students actually be able to do when they're finished learning?' In this lesson we'll discuss typical steps for achievement and evaluation in the outcome-based approach.
8. What Is Response to Intervention (RTI)? - Tiers & Strategies
The Response to Intervention process, or RTI, was designed and implemented in public schools as an attempt at early intervention for students with exceptional educational needs. In this video, we will look at the basics of this process.
9. The Orton-Gillingham Approach of Reading Instruction
In this lesson, we discover an important learning method, the Orton-Gillingham Approach, which can help students with dyslexia and other reading-related learning disabilities to overcome their disorders.
10. What Is a Basal Reading Program?
In this lesson, we explore the basic methods behind teaching a basal reading program and what students, parents, and teachers can expect when a basal program is implemented.
11. How Literature Circles Benefit Reading Comprehension
Literature circles: Are they a waste of instruction time or a worthwhile opportunity for student growth? This lesson outlines some great benefits to using literature circles in your classroom.
12. Elements of Effective Adolescent Literacy Programs
In this lesson, we will examine the components of a comprehensive adolescent literacy program, including techniques to make it relevant and motivating to students, instructional implications for teachers in all content areas, and program evaluation.
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Other chapters within the MTTC Reading (05): Practice & Study Guide course
- MTTC Reading: The Reading Process
- MTTC Reading: Teaching Language Arts
- MTTC Reading: Learning Theories
- MTTC Reading: Factors Affecting Student Learning
- MTTC Reading: Language Development
- MTTC Reading: Emergent Literacy
- MTTC Reading: Phonology, Phonemes & Phonics
- MTTC Reading: Uses of Language
- MTTC Reading: Understanding Literature
- MTTC Reading: Using Literary Texts
- MTTC Reading: Developing & Promoting Literacy
- MTTC Reading: Reading Comprehension Strategies
- MTTC Reading: Promoting Study Strategies
- MTTC Reading: Teaching Comprehension
- MTTC Reading: Speaking & Listening Skills
- MTTC Reading: Oral Communication in the Classroom
- MTTC Reading: Promoting Written Communication
- MTTC Reading: Grammar
- MTTC Reading: Spelling & Punctuation
- MTTC Reading: Writing Skills
- MTTC Reading: Teaching Vocabulary Skills
- MTTC Reading: Planning Reading Curriculum
- MTTC Reading: Assessment Uses & Data
- MTTC Reading: Reading Assessments
- MTTC Reading: Readers with Special Needs
- MTTC Reading: Teaching Readers with Special Needs
- MTTC Reading: Role & Function of Reading Professionals
- MTTC Reading Flashcards