About This Chapter
Using Data & Monitoring in Reading Instruction - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter look at ways of gathering and interpreting data to teach reading. Our instructors look at several methods of summarizing assessment results and at using data to develop instruction methods. Other lessons examine how to utilize miscue analysis to develop instruction.
You will learn about steps for implementing the informal reading inventory, strategies for monitoring comprehension, and the importance of frequent monitoring. After watching these videos, you should be equipped to:
- Understand the basic statistics of score distribution
- Compare test scores to a larger population
- Utilize data to inform instruction
- Analyze miscues and use this information to inform instruction
- Describe how to implement an informal reading inventory
- Look at monitoring strategies
- Explain why frequent monitoring is important
These lessons and quizzes review information that you may not have encountered for several years and probably will present you with some new facts, too. You can check out the lessons on your computer or online device, anywhere you have access to the Internet.
1. Summarizing Assessment Results: Understanding Basic Statistics of Score Distribution
Summarizing test results is a critical component of the assessment process. In order for results to be used effectively, they must be summarized in a way that allows educators to compare the achievement of one student to others. This lesson will describe the first step in summarizing results: understanding the basic statistics of score distribution.
2. Summarizing Assessment Results: Comparing Test Scores to a Larger Population
Assessment results can yield valuable information about the individual test-taker and the larger population of test-takers. This lesson will describe how to compare test scores to a larger population by explaining standard score, stanines, z-score, percentile rank and cumulative percentage.
3. 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.
4. Understanding Miscue Analysis & Running Record
Miscue analysis and running records are two similar reading assessments. While they are similar in style, they differ in implementation and use. This lesson reviews their similarities and differences.
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. Comprehension Monitoring Strategies
There's much more to reading than simply sounding out words. Novice readers must also learn how to self-monitor for comprehension. Today's lesson takes a look at how the use of pausing, self-questioning, and self-diagnosis can help them in this process.
7. Continuously Monitoring to Improve Reading Instruction
Reading is a complex process that involves many skills, and students' reading levels are constantly changing. This lesson looks at how teachers can use continuous monitoring of students to help them differentiate and improve reading instruction.
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Other chapters within the GACE Reading (617): Practice & Study Guide course
- Foundational Learning Theories
- Child Language Development
- Literacy Development & Literary Analysis
- Reading Strategies & Instruction
- Word-Learning Strategies
- Teaching Vocabulary & Reading Comprehension
- The Reading & Writing Connection
- Content Analysis Through Reading
- Making Connections While Reading
- Materials for Reading Instruction
- Classroom Environment for Literacy Instruction
- Teaching Diverse Learners
- Teacher & Parent Involvement in Student Learning
- Student Assessments & Evaluations
- Teaching with Technology
- GACE Reading Flashcards