3-Minute Reading Assessments

Word Recognition, Fluency & Comprehension. Grades 1-4

Author: Timothy V. Rasinski,Nancy Padak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439650892

Category: Education

Page: 64

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Leveled passages with ready-to-use assessment pages help teachers quickly screen students for reading problems, such as low word recognition, poor fluency rate, and inadequate comprehension. Rubrics and grade-level norms make interpreting the data simple and easy, and record-keeping forms allow teachers to document and monitor student performance all year long. Meets Reading First guidelines.

Independent Reading

Practical Strategies for Grades K-3

Author: Denise N. Morgan,Maryann Mraz,Nancy D. Padak,Timothy Rasinski

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462515037

Category: Education

Page: 162

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This indispensable book shows how to incorporate independent reading into daily literacy instruction in the primary grades. Provided are class-tested strategies for engaging students in independent reading; creating and organizing the classroom library; developing mini-lessons and different kinds of reading routines; supporting struggling readers; monitoring and assessing independent reading; and promoting reading at home. Helpful reproducibles are included. From a team of highly regarded educators, this is a wise and user-friendly resource that teachers can immediately put to use in the classroom.

Handbook of Reading Assessment

A One-Stop Resource for Prospective and Practicing Educators

Author: Sherry Mee Bell,R. Steve McCallum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317619250

Category: Education

Page: 320

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The Handbook of Reading Assessment, Second Edition, covers the wide range of reading assessments educators must be able to use and understand to effectively assess and instruct their students. Comprehensive and filled with numerous authentic examples, the text addresses informal classroom based assessment, progress monitoring, individual norm-referenced assessment, and group norm-referenced or ‘high-stakes’ testing. Coverage includes assessment content relevant for English language learners and adults. A set of test guidelines to use when selecting or evaluating an assessment tool is provided. New and updated in the Second Edition Impact on reading assessment of Common Core Standards for literacy; increased top-down focus on accountability and high stakes tests; innovations in computerized assessment of reading Latest developments in Response to Intervention (RTI) model, particularly as they impact reading assessment International Reading Association standards for reading educators and brief discussion of International Dyslexia Association standards Types of reading assessment, including discussion of formative versus summative assessment Expanded coverage of assessment of reading motivation Expanded coverage of writing assessment New and revised assessments across genres of reading assessment Companion Website: numerous resources relevant to reading and writing assessment; suggestions for evidence-based instructional practices that can be linked to assessment results; PowerPoint slides; test bank; study guides; application exercises

From Fluency to Comprehension

Powerful Instruction through Authentic Reading

Author: Timothy Rasinski,Nancy D. Padak

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462511813

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

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Helping teachers move beyond fluency as measured by speed alone, this book focuses on building the skills that students need to read accurately, meaningfully, and expressively--the essential components of reading comprehension. Each concise chapter presents a tried-and-true instructional or assessment strategy and shows how K-12 teachers can apply it in their own classrooms, using a wide variety of engaging texts. Special features include classroom examples, "Your Turn" activities, and 24 reproducible forms, in a large-size format for easy photocopying. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

Contemporary Intellectual Assessment

Theories, Tests, and Issues

Author: Dawn P. Flanagan,Patti L. Harrison

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609189957

Category: Psychology

Page: 926

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In one volume, this authoritative reference presents a current, comprehensive overview of intellectual and cognitive assessment, with a focus on practical applications. Leaders in the field describe major theories of intelligence and provide the knowledge needed to use the latest measures of cognitive abilities with individuals of all ages, from toddlers to adults. Evidence-based approaches to test interpretation, and their relevance for intervention, are described. The book addresses critical issues in assessing particular populations?including culturally and linguistically diverse students, gifted students, and those with learning difficulties and disabilities?in today's educational settings. New to This Edition *Incorporates major research advances and legislative and policy changes. *Covers recent test revisions plus additional tests: the NEPSY-II and the Wechsler Nonverbal Scale of Ability. *Expanded coverage of specific populations: chapters on autism spectrum disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, sensory and physical disabilities and traumatic brain injury, and intellectual disabilities. *Chapters on neuropsychological approaches, assessment of executive functions, and multi-tiered service delivery models in schools.

All Children Read

Teaching for Literacy in Today's Diverse Classrooms

Author: N.A

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 549

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Written by one of the most dynamic author teams in the field of Reading and Literacy, the second edition ofAll Children Readcontinues to offer K-8 teachers the best practices for nurturing emergent literacy, teaching early literacy concepts, and developing reading and writing inallstudents — those of varying reading levels and abilities, as well as those who are English language learners. The new edition increases its emphasis on the professional aspects of literacy instruction, and also includes significant new coverage of fluency and vocabulary, differentiated instruction (and connections to the SIOP), and the all-important topics of literacy assessment. Central to the text are the six overriding themes--the troubled reader, family/community literacy, technology, writing and reading connections, language diversity, and phonics/phonetic awareness---interwoven throughout, making this book the most contemporary and critical learning aid to come out in the field in years.

From Phonics to Fluency

Effective Teaching of Decoding and Reading Fluency in the Elementary School

Author: Timothy V. Rasinski,Nancy Padak

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 317

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From Phonics to Fluency does not stop with word study but goes beyond words and explores effective fluency instruction. The authors offer aspiring or veteran teachers workable approaches to authentic word study that students will find engaging and enjoyable. The approaches shared are based on solid literacy theory, current reading research, actual classroom application and incorporate the National Reading Panel Report (2000) and the requirements of No Child Left Behind. In addition, the proven and effective instructional strategies and practices from real teachers provide a window into effective teaching for developing reading fluency. Teachers will walk away with a solid understanding and a wealth of strategies to promote fluency in their classrooms and their students will learn to read more efficiently, expressively, and meaningfully and at the same time develop a greater comprehension of all words.

Teaching Students who are Exceptional, Diverse, and at Risk in the General Education Classroom

Author: Sharon Vaughn,Candace S. Bos,Jeanne Shay Schumm

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 562

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Based on the belief that even small accommodations make a difference in the success of students with disabilities, this text provides classroom teachers with the knowledge, tools, and practical strategies that will empower them to spark learning in every student. From students with disabilities, culturally diverse students, and students with limited English proficiency to economically disadvantaged students Vaughn/Bos/Schumm provides teachers with the tools they need in their diverse classrooms. Revised to reflect recent changes in the law (IDEA 2004 & No Child Left Behind) and current terminology, the strength of the book continues to be its numerous learning activities and sample lessons addressing both elementary and secondary classrooms. This edition continues its very popular multi- chapter unit on curriculum adaptations with specific strategies and activities for teaching reading, writing, mathematics, content areas, and study skills, which has been further strengthened by a new capstone chapter on teaching self-advocacy, study skills and strategies. The strong emphasis on professional planning and collaboration make it an excellent resource for all teachers. The newest edition features a new chapter on Autism; a new chapter on Developing Independence in Learning; an all new “Tech Tips” features that has received rave reviews; a revised chapter “Managing Student Behavior” that emphasizes school-wide behavior management and positive behavioral support; an expanded chapter on “Collaborating and Coordinating with Other Professionals and Family Members” with increased coverage of co-teaching; a revised chapter on “Planning and Grouping Strategies for Special Learners” that reflects an increased emphasis on grouping; and expanded coverage of secondary education via chapter-opening interviews, new photos, and new examples throughout the text.

Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention

Author: Nancy Mather,Barbara J. Wendling

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118152662

Category: Psychology

Page: 396

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to effectivelyunderstand, assess, and treat individuals struggling withdyslexia Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Interventionprovides practical, step-by-step information on accuratelyidentifying, assessing, and using evidence-based interventions withindividuals with dyslexia. Addressing the components that need tobe considered in the assessment of dyslexia—both cognitiveand academic—this book includes descriptions of the varioustests used in a comprehensive dyslexia assessment along withdetailed, evidence-based interventions that professionals andparents can use to help individuals struggling with dyslexia. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of PsychologicalAssessment series, each concise chapter features numerous calloutboxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensiveillustrative material, as well as test questions that help yougauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Providing an in-depth look at dyslexia, this straightforwardbook presents information that will prepare school psychologists,neuropsychologists, educational diagnosticians, special educationteachers, as well as general education teachers, to recognize,assess, and provide effective treatment programs for dyslexia. Thebook is also a good resource for parents who are helping a childwith dyslexia. A practical guide to understanding, assessing, and helpingindividuals who have dyslexia Expert advice and tips throughout Conveniently formatted for rapid reference Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessmentseries: Essentials of Assessment Report Writing Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment Essentials of Evidence-Based Academic Interventions Essentials of Response to Intervention Essentials of Processing Assessment Essentials of Conners Behavior Assessments Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Second Edition Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment, Second Edition

Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

Author: Candace S. Bos,Sharon Vaughn

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 565

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Give your students the help they need-and can use immediately. Based on current research on the best practices for teaching students with learning and behavior problems in a variety of settings, the sixth edition of Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning and Behavior Problems contains more applied teaching strategies than ever before. There is also increased emphasis on the topics of progress monitoring and assessment, diversity and English language learners, and family involvement. Icons throughout the text highlight discussions related to these topics. About the Book bull; bull;Focuses on how to teach and how to apply methods, making it easy to transfer new skills to school settings. bull;Basic ";how-tos"; regarding IEPs, consultation, classroom and behavior management, scheduling, and classroom design are covered extensively. bull;Apply the Concept boxes allow the reader to see how concepts can be applied to learning situations. bull;Instructional Activities throughout the book provide teaching activities and games that can be taken right into the classroom. bull;Case studies of teachers and students working to succeed in classrooms are included in every chapter. Information is presented in a way that is accessible and relevant. New to This Edition bull; bull;Reflects new IDEA 2004 legislation. bull;Increased coverage of progress monitoring reflects the increased importance of assessment today. bull;Increased coverage of methods for communicating and working effectively with parents and families. bull;Spotlight on Diversity features incorporate the most current methods for teaching diverse students populations, including students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. bull;All new Tech Tips highlight software and other technology that can enhance teaching and learning. bull;Classroom Applications discuss the use of in-depth teaching methods in the classroom.

Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology

Author: Andrew S. Davis, PhD,Rik Carl D'Amato

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826157379

Category: Psychology

Page: 1400

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ìBy far, the most comprehensive and detailed coverage of pediatric neuropsychology available in a single book today, Davis provides coverage of basic principles of pediatric neuropsychology, but overall the work highlights applications to daily practice and special problems encountered by the pediatric neuropsychologist.î Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD Texas A&M University "The breadth and depth of this body of work is impressive. Chapters written by some of the best researchers and authors in the field of pediatric neuropsychology address every possible perspective on brain-behavior relationships culminating in an encyclopedic textÖ. This [book] reflects how far and wide pediatric neuropsychology has come in the past 20 years and the promise of how far it will go in the next." Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, EdD, NCSP, ABPdN The Chicago School of Professional Psychology "...it would be hard to imagine a clinical situation in pediatric neuropsychology in whichthis book would fail as a valuable resource."--Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology "I believe there is much to recommend this hefty volume. It is a solid reference that I can see appreciating as a resource as I update my training bibliography."--Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society This landmark reference covers all aspects of pediatric neuropsychology from a research-based perspective, while presenting an applied focus with practical suggestions and guidelines for clinical practice. Useful both as a training manual for graduate students and as a comprehensive reference for experienced practitioners, it is an essential resource for those dealing with a pediatric population. This handbook provides an extensive overview of the most common medical conditions that neuropsychologists encounter while dealing with pediatric populations. It also discusses school-based issues such as special education law, consulting with school staff, and reintegrating children back into mainstream schools. It contains over 100 well-respected authors who are leading researchers in their respective fields. Additionally, each of the 95 chapters includes an up-to-date review of available research, resulting in the most comprehensive text on pediatric neuropsychology available in a single volume. Key Features: Provides thorough information on understanding functional neuroanatomy and development, and on using functional neuroimaging Highlights clinical practice issues, such as legal and ethical decision-making, dealing with child abuse and neglect, and working with school staff Describes a variety of professional issues that neuropsychologists must confront during their daily practice, such as ethics, multiculturalism, child abuse, forensics, and psychopharmacology

Tests

a comprehensive reference for assessments in psychology, education, and business

Author: Taddy Maddox

Publisher: Pro Ed

ISBN: 9781416403418

Category: Education

Page: 555

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Reaching the Marginalized

Author: Unesco

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199584987

Category: Education

Page: 510

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Education systems in many of the world's poorest countries are now experiencing the aftermath of the global economic downturn. This report argues that the crisis could create a lost generation of children whose life chances will have been irreparably damaged by a failure to protect their right to education. It examines who these children are and why they are being left behind, and looks at concrete solutions for making sure that no children are excluded from schooling.--Publisher's description.

Classroom Assessment for Students in Special and General Education

Author: Cathleen G. Spinelli

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 551

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Written for future teachers and experienced educators, Classroom Assessment for Students in Special and General Education, second edition provides the skills needed to effectively use assessment, particularly informal assessment, in understanding the needs of the whole student. The primary book on classroom assessment procedures is now revised with the latest in authentic, curriculum and performance-based assessment measures with direct connections to instruction, IEP development, and reporting to parents. The focus is on providing teachers with a variety of assessment procedures, the why, what and how of testing, directions on how to construct, administer, score, interpret, graph, monitor, write, and report assessment results. General K-12 Inservice Teachers.

PISA Beispielaufgaben aus der PISA-Erhebung 2000 in den Bereichen Lesekompetenz, mathematische und naturwissenschaftliche Grundbildung

Lesekompetenz, mathematische und naturwissenschaftliche Grundbildung

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264594272

Category:

Page: 136

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Diese Publikation stellt die der PISA-Erhebung zugrunde liegenden Instrumente zur Leistungsmessung vor. Sie gibt eine Einführung in das Grundkonzept von PISA und die darin angewandten Verfahren zur Erfassung der Grundbildungsbereiche Leseverständnis, Mathematik und Naturwissenschaft.

Assessment for Counselors

Author: Bradley T. Erford

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 574

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This introductory text provides a broad overview of basic issues in psychological and educational assessment and includes coverage of the pertinent tests needed by professional counselors to conduct thorough and effective assessments. Chapter topics on basic concepts; ethical, legal, and diversity issues; reliability; validity, and test construction help familiarize students with the essentials of testing. Students learn how and when to use the correct assessment tools with diverse clients and settings through guidance on basic procedures such as test selection, and examples and applications relevant to a range of practices and clientele. In addition, the author and other contributors focus on the importance of counselor identity and the essentials of this complex field. The text is aligned with the assessment curriculum standards required by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. Full chapters discuss the finer points that professional counselors need to understand when engaging in all forms of assessment. Current American Counseling Association ethical standards and positions statements from the ACA and other professional organizations appear throughout the text.

Foundations of Education

The Challenge of Professional Practice

Author: Robert F. McNergney,Joanne M. McNergney

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205389285

Category: Education

Page: 444

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Completely revised and rewritten, the Fourth Edition of this leading text takes the theme of the " Teacher as a Professional" and presents a balance between the core topics in foundations and their practical classroom applications. This entirely new and streamlined edition retains its comprehensive range of foundations topics while focusing on accessibility and relevance to pre-service teachers, as well as an emphasis on social issues and trends in schools. Exciting pedagogical features focus on professional practice, technology, national standards, professional portfolios, and other topics. A new chapter on standards and assessment addresses the prevalence of these issues in teachers' lives. A bonus section on the "PRAXIS Series" and state licensure offers FAQs, test-taking tips, and practice questions. This special bonus feature on the "PRAXIS Series" is currently located at the fron of the book. New to this Edition: New design and organization! Chapters are organized into parts to underscore links between chapter topics. New part closing sections include Benchmarks, Online Activities, and Developing a Professional Portfolio features. New! Your Teaching Life in Practice feature occurs in every chapter and presents important topics that teachers face every day in their classrooms. New! Technology in Practice features present many different classroom applications for technology available to teachers. New! Chapter 11 focuses on standards and assessment, issues that are gaining importance to all teachers. New! INTASC Correlations relate the chapter-end Reflective Practice features to INTASC standards, exposing readersto the professional standards they will follow. New! Preparing for the PRAXIS section at the front of the book provides students with a brief tutorial of FAQs, test-taking tips, and sample test questions. Completely Revised! Cultural Awareness features highlight the influence of diversity on classroom practice. Completely Revised! Issues in School Reform features present trends in school reform and how they help to improve life in U.S. schools. Completely Revised! Reflective Practice features serve as a capstone activity for chapters. New! Questions correlated to VideoWorkshop for Foundations of Education are located at the end of each chapter to encourage students to watch the videoclips and think about their implications for classroom instruction.