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Understanding and using reading assessment, K-12, 2d ed.


Understanding and using reading assessment, K-12, 2d ed.

Afflerbach, Peter.

International Reading Assn.


226 pages




The second edition of Afflerbach's (curriculum and instruction, U. of Maryland, College Park) text maintains a focus on assessments that can describe and support complex acts of student reading, such as those aligned with the Common Core State Standards and the 2009 NAEP reading framework. New research and information on major national and international assessments is incorporated throughout. The second edition features a new chapter on Response to Intervention and early reading assessment. Comparing two very different assessments--the Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement (Clay, 2002) and the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills Next (Good & Kaminski, 2011)--Afflerbach explores form and content variation in early reading assessments, and how such assessments influence educators' views of their students' capabilities and instructional needs.

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Date:Feb 1, 2012
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