For this week’s assignment, you will be writing an evaluation of your school’s/district’s reading instruction and assessment techniques. Based on the session’s readings, you should evaluate the school/district on each of the following components:
- Are the three main purposes of literacy assessment made clear to teachers in your school/district?
- Are the 5 main assessment types and roles used in classrooms effectively? Or, is one type of assessment used far more than others?
- Is Progress Monitoring used (even if it’s not called this, per se)?
- If Progress Monitoring is used, do most teachers adhere to it’s principles?
- Are literacy assessments used to monitor progress and inform instruction? If so, how?