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Using Data to Monitor Progress in Reading - Chapter Summary
This chapter uses engaging video and text lessons to explain ways to use data for monitoring student abilities and progress in reading. You'll learn about running records and miscue analysis, as well as how to utilize data to improve classroom instruction. By the end of this chapter, you will be proficient in the following:
- Understanding basic statistics of score distribution
- Comparing test scores to larger populations
- Using data to assist with instruction
- Implementing the informal reading inventory
- Strategies for monitoring student reading comprehension
- Improving instruction with continuous monitoring
This study guide breaks topic down into bite-sized chunks, making concepts easy to master. Each video and/or text lesson lasts between five and ten minutes and comes with a full written transcript. Test yourself with practice quizzes to see what you know and what you still need to study.
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 PLACE Reading Teacher: Practice & Study Guide course
- Foundations of Reading
- Language & Reading Development
- Emergent Literacy
- Teaching Vocabulary
- Learning Through Context
- Analyzing Content While Reading
- Fostering Strategic Readers
- Reading Process Models & Theories
- Instructional Strategies for Literacy
- Interrelationships in Language Arts
- Impacts on Reading Instruction
- Teaching Diverse Learners to Read
- Reading Assessment & Evaluation
- Selecting Reading Materials & Resources
- Role of the Reading Professional
- Role of Parents & the Community in Reading Instruction
- Managing the Classroom
- PLACE Reading Teacher Flashcards