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Author IRA/NCTE Joint Task Force on Assessment.

Title Standards for the assessment of reading and writing / International Reading Association and National Council of Teachers of English ; prepared by the IRA/NCTE Joint Task Force on Assessment
Published Newark, Del. : International Reading Association ; Urbana, Ill. : National Council of Teachers of English, [1994]


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Description 44 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Nature of assessment -- Nature of language -- Learning of language -- Assessment of language -- Language of assessment -- Standards: Goals: Interests of the student are paramount in assessment -- Primary purpose of assessment is to improve teaching and learning -- Assessment must reflect and allow for critical inquiry into curriculum and instruction -- Case study: Instruction informs assessment -- Assessments must recognize and reflect the intellectually and socially complex nature of reading and writing and the important roles of school, home, and society in literacy development: Case study: Assessment must be contextualized -- Assessment must be fair and equitable -- Consequences of an assessment procedure are the first, and most important, consideration in establishing the validity of the assessment -- Implementation: Teacher is the most important agent of assessment -- Assessment process should involve multiple perspectives and sources of data: Case study: Special education, people instead of tests, and John -- Assessment must be based in the school community: Case study: All stakeholders must participate in assessment -- All members of the educational community- students, parents, teachers, administrators, policy makers, and the public-must have a voice in the development, interpretation, and reporting of assessment -- Parents must be involved as active, essential participants in the assessment process
Summary Provides a set of standards to guide decisions about assessing the teaching and learning of reading and writing. Over the past 30 years our understanding of language, learning and complex literacy demands of our rapidly changing technological society has undergone revolutionary changes and this document reflects these advances. To improve language we need to understand not only assessment, but language and how it relates to assessment. Contents: -Introduction -The Standards -Goals -Implementation
Analysis Reading Assessment
Writing Assessment
Notes "IRA Stock Number: 674"--T.p. verso
"NCTE Stock Number: 02131"--T.p. verso
In English
Subject Academic achievement -- United States -- Evaluation.
Educational evaluation -- United States.
English language -- Composition and exercises -- Ability testing -- United States.
Language and languages -- Ability testing.
Language arts -- Ability testing -- United States.
Reading -- Ability testing -- United States.
Reading -- Ability testing.
Reading -- Evaluation.
Writing -- Evaluation.
Author IRA/NCTE Joint Task Force on Assessment.
International Reading Association.
National Council of Teachers of English.
LC no. 94184739
ISBN 0814102131 (NCTE)
0872076741 (IRA)