See also Assessment for Reading Instruction, Third Edition, which explains the fundamentals of assessment and provides essential hands-on tools.
Table of Contents
1. Assessments in an RTI System
2. Assessing Reading Development
3. Conducting a School Assessment Audit
4. Assessments in Tier 1: The Essentials
5. Assessments in Tier 2: Providing and Evaluating Secondary Support
6. Assessments in Tier 3 and Beyond: Diagnostic Decision Making
7. Communicating Assessment Outcomes
8. Creating an Effective RTI System
Internet Resources That Support RTI Implementation
Michael C. McKenna, PhD, was Thomas G. Jewell Professor of Reading in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia until his death in 2016. He authored, coauthored, or edited more than 20 books, including Assessment for Reading Instruction, Third Edition; How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction, Second Edition: Resources for Grades K-3; and Organizing the Early Literacy Classroom; as well as over 100 articles, chapters, and technical reports on a range of literacy topics. Dr. McKenna also served as Series Editor, with Sharon Walpole, of The Essential Library of PreK-2 Literacy. His research was sponsored by the National Reading Research Center and the Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement. He was a corecipient of the Edward B. Fry Book Award from the Literacy Research Association and the Award for Outstanding Academic Books from the American Library Association, and a member of the Reading Hall of Fame.
"This book is important, useful, and timely. It focuses on how to plan the amount and types of assessment that will be 'just right' in each tier of RTI, in a style that is 'just right' for teachers and other practitioners. Readers will especially appreciate the information about the most appropriate use of curriculum-based measures, as well as the very helpful RTI Assessment Audit."--Karen K. Wixson, PhD, Dean and Professor Emerita, School of Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and School of Education, University of Michigan"Ideal for teachers at all levels of experience, this book describes strategies for assessing reading development that support the RTI process. The book gave me a greater understanding of RTI. It explains easy-to-implement, practical ways to assess student progress and make literacy instruction more efficient, including concrete examples. I was inspired to try out the authors' suggestions in my own classroom. This is a perfect resource for a school book study."--Laura K. Kelley, classroom teacher and RTI coordinator, Fulton Academy of Excellence, Aurora, Colorado-
"A 'must read' for educators who are implementing RTI in literacy. Stahl and McKenna present practical and easy-to-implement strategies to support data-based decision making. They discuss the purposes of assessment and how much assessment is needed. Assessment tools and strategies are provided to help teachers and administrators determine each student’s risk status and response to a given intervention."--Theresa M. Janczak, PhD, Exceptional Education Department, Buffalo State, State University of New York