Ongoing assessment for reading
Students in the United States are tested more frequently than any in the world, but formal assessments are often administered too late for teachers to use what they learn from them to help their students. Ongoing assessment is a crucial part of teaching and learning, especially for skills like reading. By using structured assessments as part of a dialogue between teacher and student, they can be made less formal, more authentic, and more welcome in the classroom.
This edition explains the use of running records and miscue analysis, tools that help a teacher to identify patterns in student reading behaviors and the strategies a reader uses to make sense of text. As part of an ongoing conversation, these assessments can help guide further instruction. Audio recordings of children reading with sample assessments and analysis will show you how to manage and learn from the process, and fictional profiles of teacher-student interactions will help you model your own ongoing reading assessments.