Now in its Fifth Edition, this text applies current theory to classroom practice by providing, in each chapter, a brief explanation of major concepts followed by guided practical experience in administering, scoring, and interpreting reading assessment techniques.
The Fifth Edition is revised and updated to reflect recent developments in the field. New activities are included throughout. A Companion Website for instructors and students, a value-added feature, is new for this edition. Like previous editions of this popular text, this edition
This text covers assessment/diagnosis in all five critical reading areas: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. It is designed for undergraduate and graduate courses in reading diagnosis, reading methods that include a diagnostic component, and for in-service courses on reading/literacy development and diagnosis.
Chapter 1. Assessment and Diagnosis Defined
Chapter 2. Self-Evaluation
Chapter 3. Identifying Struggling Readers
Chapter 4. Using Standardized Test Scores
Chapter 5. Assessing Emergent Literacy
Chapter 6. Informal Reading Inventory
Chapter 7. Evaluating Comprehension Strategies
Chapter 8. Assessment of Word Recognition Knowledge, Spelling, and Fluency
Chapter 9. Grouping and Instructional Decision Making
Appendix A: Directions for the Language Experience Approach
Appendix B: Directions for the Directed Listening-thinking Activity (DLTA)
Appendix C: Directions for the Directed Reading Activity (DRA)
Appendix D: Extra Forms