Essential Readings on Assessment

Peter Afflerbach, editor

"Reading assessment informs our understanding of individual students and our related efforts to best teach them, which shapes students' self-concepts, motivations, and attitudes related to reading. It signifies, to many, the success and accountability of our teachers and schools."
—Peter Afflerbach, from the Introduction

Learn how reading assessment can improve instruction and learning with the research-based, peer-reviewed articles in this collection, selected and introduced by noted expert Peter Afflerbach.

Fifteen articles cover a broad spectrum of practices and theory related to gathering, interpreting, and using assessment information, including

  • The central role teachers can play in reading assessment
  • How assessment fits into our evolving understanding of reading
  • Systemic approaches to developing reading assessment
  • The impact of formative assessment on student development
  • The consequences of assessment

Afflerbach's Introduction and the questions for reflection that accompany each article can help you tailor the book to meet your needs—especially useful for school-based professional development and teacher education.

© 2010 | 208 pp.
ISBN 13: 978-0-87207-812-3

Essential Readings on Assessment

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