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Session 3 Reading Assessment

  1. 1. Reading Assessment Session 3 9-12-13
  2. 2. e.g., Informal Reading Inventory
  3. 3. Read Aloud Oral Reading Accuracy Oral Reading Fluency How? By comparing to the text
  4. 4. Read Silently Reading Comprehension Word Knowledge How? Retelling, and by…
  5. 5. How? By comprehension questions, Both on-the-surface and under-the-surface
  6. 6. Althea’s Reading Excerpt from a tape of a Reading Miscue Inventory By Yetta Goodman
  7. 7. 1.Record the student reading aloud 2.Mark their miscues on the reading. 3.Ask for a retelling of the story.
  8. 8. Levels of Assessment Where are assessments done? For what purposes?
  9. 9. Classroom District State National/International • Instructional design • Evaluate students • Prep for state tests • Evaluate teachers, schools • Evaluate districts • Qualify for federal aid, sanctions • Evaluate state and/or regional systems • Bragging rights
  10. 10. Issues with Assessment • Campbell’s Law: “The more any quantitative social indicator is used for social decision-making, the more subject it will be to corruption pressures and the more apt it will be to distort and corrupt the social processes it is intended to monitor.”
  11. 11. Issues with Assessment • Confounding Variables • Student background • School & district effects • Earlier teachers and schools • Incomplete records • Linking students to teachers • Using Achievement Tests as Outcomes • Effects of timing of tests • Construction and scaling of tests • Inflation of scores • Achievement tests as a proxy for teacher effectiveness • Measurement error
  12. 12. What does the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) tell us about reading? Excerpts from the NAEP 2008 Trends in Academic Progress & The Nation’s Report Card 2011 Jill A. Aguilar CUR 515 Seminar in Curriculum Development In Reading and Language Arts Fall 2012
  13. 13. WHAT CAN DATA (NOT) TELL US? Now that we’ve talked about DATA…
  14. 14. Task 1 • Data display DUE 9/26/13, All DUE 10/3/13 • 20 points possible • Collect literacy assessment data – “Data are values of qualitative or quantitative variables, belonging to a set of items. Data are typically the results of measurements and can be visualized using graphs or images.” • Create a data display (table or chart)

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