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Assessment of Reading and Writing Difficulties An Interactive Approach

ISBN-10: 0132685787
ISBN-13: 9780132685788
Edition: 5th 2013 (Revised)
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List price: $114.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/9/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 696
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

Focusing on reading and writing ability/disability from an interactive perspective, this text emphasizes the importance of understanding and addressing learner’s difficulties in relation to the instructional context.Extensive, in-depth treatment of current research and best practices make this text a 'must-have' addition to any current or future teacher's library. Section I (Chs. 1-3) provides readers with a strong, comprehensive knowledge of reading/writing research and an introduction to an assessment-instruction process that is described in-depth in the second, third, and fourth sections of the text. K-12 teachers

Preface
Theory into Practice
Perspectives on Reading and Writing Ability
Understanding Reading and Writing
Historical Perspectives on Reading and Writing
Cognitive Information-Processing Perspectives on Reading and Writing
Social Perspectives on Reading and Writing
An Interactive Perspective on Reading and Writing
Understanding the Legal and Political Aspects of Reading and Writing
Educational Reform, Reading, and Literacy
Legal and Social Roots of Special Education
Special Education Identification
Students with Disabilities
Impact on Practice
Pulling It Together: RTI from an Interactive Perspective
Chapter Summary
Art Interactive View of Reading and Writing
Understanding the Elements of Skilled Performance
Comprehension
Composition
Vocabulary Development
Word Identification and Spelling
Rate and Fluency
Grammar, Usage, and the Mechanics of Writing
Understanding Contextual Factors That Influence Performance
Settings
Instructional Practices
Instructional Resources
Understanding Learner Factors That Influence Performance
Prior Content Knowledge
Knowledge about Reading and Writing
Attitudes and Motivation
Correlates of Reading and Writing Performance
Chapter Summary
Getting Started with the Assessment-Instruction Process
Reading and Writing Ability and the Assessment-Instruction Process
Understanding an Interactive View of Reading and Writing Ability and Disability
A Theoretically Sound View of Ability and Disability
An Instructionally Significant View of Reading and Writing Ability
Understanding the Assessment-Instruction Process
Purposes and Types of Assessment
Implementing the Assessment-Instruction Process
The Assessment-Instruction Process in Action
Steps in the Assessment-Instruction Process
Chapter Summary
Getting Started: Using Data to Understand Groups of Students and Identify Students for a Closer Look
Understanding Student Assessment and Assessment Data
Contexts for Assessment
Guidelines for Student Assessment
The Management of Assessment Information
Understanding Formal Assessment
General Characteristics of Standardized Tests
Key Concepts
Validity
Reliability
Test Interpretation
Concerns
Test Fairness
Guidelines for Evaluating Standardized Tests
Tools and Strategies for Looking at School and Classroom Data
Formal Assessment Tools
Screening and Survey Tests
Group Screening and Survey Tests
Group Diagnostic Tests
Outcome Measures
Using Formal Assessment Data to Identify Struggling Readers and Writers
Data Analysis Guidelines
Using Data to Make Decisions
Using Data at the Classroom Level
Getting Started with Assessment-Instruction
The Cases of Tha'm and Kyle
Chapter Summary
Evaluating the Context
Evaluating the Instructional Environment/Context coauthored with Nancy DeFrance
Understanding the Role of Home and Community in Reading and Writing Performance
Relations among Home/Community and School Settings: Early Language and Literacy Learning Practices
Relations among Home/Community and School Settings: Later Literacy Learning Goals
Understanding the Role of Instructional Settings in Reading and Writing Performance
Teacher Beliefs and the Literate Environment
Classroom Interaction
Classroom Organization
Grouping
Intervention Programs and Approaches
Congruence and Collaboration within and across Instructional Settings
Understanding the Role of Instructional Practice in Reading and Writing Performance
Instructional Goals
Instructional Methods
Reading and Writing Activities and Tasks
Assessment Practices
Strategies and Tools for Assessing the Instructional Environment
Assessing Home and Community Influences and Perspectives
Assessing Instructional Setting
Evaluating Intervention Programs and Approaches
Assessing Instructional Practice
Assessing Specific Activities and Episodes of Instruction
Diagnostic Portfolio: The Instructional Context
Diagnostic Portfolio: The Cases of Tha'm and Kyle
Chapter Summary
Instructional Resources coauthored with Nancy DeFrance
Understanding the Role of Instructional Resources in Reading and Writing Performance
Features That Influence Text Complexity and Comprehensibility
Core Reading/Language Arts Programs
Textbooks
Trade Books
Electronic, Internet, and Multimedia Texts
Assessing Instructional Resources
Evaluating Text Complexity and Comprehensibility
Evaluating Core Reading/Language Arts Programs
Evaluating Textbooks
Evaluating Trade Books
Evaluating Electronic and Multimodal Texts and Web-Based Resources
The Thumbnail Sketch: The Instructional Context
The Cases of Tha'm and Kyle
Tha'm
Kyle
Chapter Summary
Evaluating the Learner: Looking More Closely
Assessing Young Readers and Writers
Understanding the Foundations of Literacy
Background
The Language Foundations of Literacy
Oral Language and Its Relationship to Reading and Writing
The Contextual and Experiential Foundations of Literacy
The Development of Written Language
Strategies and Tools for Assessing the Foundations of Literacy
Assessment of Early Language and Literacy
Observing Spontaneous Use of Knowledge and Skill
Structured Interviews and Observations
Structured Writing Assessments
Using Stories to Assess Emergent Abilities
Standardized Tests of Early Language and Literacy
Diagnostic Evidence of Emergent Literacy: The Case of Kyle
Chapter Summary
Structured Inventories and Benchmark and Progress Monitoring Assessments
Understanding Structured Inventories and Assessments
Strategies and Tools for Structured Assessment
Informal Reading Inventories
Interpreting Results from an IRI: Issues and an Example
Contemporary Innovations on the IRI Format
Oral Reading Fluency
Tests of Word Recognition and Phonics Decoding
Spelling Assessments
Assessing Written Language
Periodic Benchmark Assessment
Diagnostic Evidence from Structured Inventories and Benchmark Assessments
Tha'm
Kyle
Chapter Summary
Formative and Diagnostic Assessment
Understanding Formative and Diagnostic Assessment
Strategies and Tools for Formative and Diagnostic Assessment
Evaluating Word Recognition and Decoding
Evaluating Oral Reading Fluency
Evaluating Vocabulary
Evaluating Comprehension with Retelling and Summary
Evaluating Comprehension with Questioning
Evaluating Comprehension Processes
Evaluating Studying
Writing
Student Self-Evaluation
Formal Diagnostic Tests of Reading
Diagnostic Evidence from Formative and Diagnostic Assessments
Tha'm
Kyle
Chapter Summary
Interactions: Assessment As Inquiry
Interactive Decision Making
Understanding Step 4: Reflection, Decision Making, and Planning
Evaluating the Match between Learner and Context
Generating Hypotheses
Understanding Step 5: Diagnostic Teaching and Progress Monitoring
Definition and Purposes of Diagnostic Teaching
Diagnostic Teaching Procedures
Progress Monitoring
Implementing Steps 4 and 5 of the Assessment-Instruction Process
Thumbnail Sketch
The Case Study of Tha'm
The Case Study of Kyle
The Case Study of Yasmin
Interventions and Continuous Progress Monitoring
Making Diagnostic Teaching Work
Target Selections for Diagnostic Teaching
A Collection of Diagnostic Teaching Selections
A Collection of Diagnostic Teaching Strategies
Chapter Summary
High-Utility Strategies for Instruction
Phonics/Decoding
Fluency
Comprehension
Vocabulary
Writing
Research-Based Intervention Approaches
Overview of Successful Approaches to Intervention
Early Intervention in Reading (EIR)
Collaborative Strategic Reading
Comprehensive Intervention Model (CIM)
Sample Case Report: Jackson
Confidential Diagnostic Report
Key Background for Understanding Formal Assessment
Annotated Bibliography of Informal Reading Inventories
References
Name Index
Subject Index
Credits

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