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Texas Educators Literacy Assessments - Chapter Summary
This chapter contains lessons on literacy assessments for Texas educators. The instructors cover how to select appropriate literacy assessments, the purpose of early literacy assessments and the difference between norm-referenced and criterion referenced tests. Once you complete this chapter, you should be able to:
- Share how to determine student's literacy levels through screening assessments
- Define curriculum-based assessments
- Utilize the informal reading inventory
- Teach and assess TEKS reading standards
- Identify early signs of reading difficulty and share early reading interventions
- Discuss the importance of independent reading for developing comprehension
The text and video lessons are taught by professional instructors and are short and enjoyable. For video lessons, the timeline tags let you go back to key points in the video to watch again. Check your progress using the lesson quizzes and the personalized dashboard.
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. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
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. Teaching & Assessing TEKS Reading Standards
In this lesson, learn how assessment in strands, content, and performance standards help measure a student's progress using the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts/Reading.
8. Identifying Early Signs of a Reading Difficulty
This lesson introduces the signs and symptoms often displayed by early elementary age students who are having difficulty with reading. Specific signs at each grade level are identified and discussed.
9. Early Reading Intervention: Programs & Purpose
This lesson highlights early reading intervention programs designed to support students who are at risk for failure in reading. It also discusses why intervention is important.
10. The Importance of Independent Reading for Developing Comprehension
Teachers use many strategies and methods to teach students to understand what they read. This lesson defines independent reading, explains why it is an important part of comprehension acquisition, and shows how it fits into a literacy program.
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