8. Assessment and Accountability
How can assessment improve students' reading and writing? How do teachers assess student performance as they teach? In this session, literacy expert Kathryn Au discusses the importance of integrating assessment practices with classroom instruction on a daily basis. You will learn how to use assessment results to plan instruction, improve students' reading and writing, and prepare students for high-stakes testing.
"The most useful information for teachers is assessment information gathered in the course of daily classroom routines. The purpose of this assessment is to improve instruction and help students become better readers and writers"
Professor of Education
University of Hawaii
At the end of this session, you will better understand how to:
- use daily instructional time to assess students' reading and writing
- use grade-level benchmarks to develop appropriate assessments
- collect assessment information using anecdotal records, rubrics, and literacy portfolios
- effectively prepare students for high-stakes testing within daily instructional routines
- use assessment results to plan and improve instruction for your students
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