Handbook of Reading Assessment: A One-Stop Resource for Prospective and Practicing Educators

2nd Edition

Sherry Mee Bell, R. Steve McCallum

Published August 18, 2015
Textbook - 320 Pages - 74 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138804661 - CAT# Y170370

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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


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