Handbook of Reading Assessment: A One-Stop Resource for Prospective and Practicing Educators, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Handbook of Reading Assessment

A One-Stop Resource for Prospective and Practicing Educators, 2nd Edition

By Sherry Mee Bell, R. Steve McCallum


320 pages | 74 B/W Illus.

Look Inside Companion Website
Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138804661
pub: 2015-08-18
Hardback: 9781138804654
pub: 2015-09-15
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315752815
pub: 2015-07-30
from $41.98

FREE Standard Shipping!


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

Table of Contents



Chapter 1: Assessment of Reading: The Context

Chapter 2: Nature of Reading

Chapter 3: Assessing Motivation to Read

Chapter 4: informal Assessment: Informing Instruction

Chapter 5: Informal Assessment: Progress Monitoring

Chapter 6: Formal Assessment of Reading: Individualized Assessment

Chapter 7: Formal Group Assessment: Focus on Accountability

Chapter 8: Using Informal and Formal Assessment Data to Inform Teaching

Appendix A: International Reading Association Standards 2010: Standard 3


Appendix B: Inclusive Model of Reading

Appendix C: Literacy Instruction Pie with Overlay of Motivation


About the Authors

Sherry Mee Bell is Professor and Department Head, Theory and Practice in Teacher Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA. A former special and elementary teacher and school psychologist, she is author of a number of articles on assessment, reading/disabilities, and teacher preparation.

R. Steve McCallum is Professor, Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA. A fellow of the American Psychological Association, he is author of a number of assessment-related articles, tests, texts, and is Consulting Editor and Co-Founder, Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Reading & Phonics