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ISBN-10 0132848848ISBN-13 9780132848848
ISBN-10 0132838109ISBN-13 9780132838108
Author(s): Thomas G. Gunning
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 648

A comprehensive, practical approach that details—and illustrates through a wealth of examples—how to assess students and how to use assessment results to screen students, monitor progress, and provide effective instruction.

Grounded in theory and research, yet practical in nature, this book provides 46 easy-to-follow, step-by-step sample lessons covering virtually every major skill or strategy for successfully assessing and instructing struggling readers of all ages. The emphasis is on teaching students strategies they can use independently for developing skills in word recognition, vocabulary, comprehension, reading in the content areas, writing, spelling, and studying.

Updated to include extensive coverage of Response to Intervention and the impact of the Common Core State Standards, the book covers areas of assessment including basic concepts of tests and measurements; standardized measures, including curriculum-based instruments; and informal but highly regarded assessment methods such as the informal reading inventory, miscue analysis, running records, observation, think-alouds, checklists, conferences, rubrics, performance assessment holistic scoring of writing and portfolio assessment, and student self-assessment. This edition continues to provide extensive coverage of screening, progress monitoring, interim assessments, diagnosis, and outcome measures. Numerous suggestions for practice and reinforcement are presented, including the use of technology.