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Teaching Reading K-2 Workshop.

Using Assessment To Guide Instruction: Watch the Video

Watch the Video


In this section, you will watch Dr. Paratore's lecture on using assessment to guide instruction.

Print Dr. Paratore's Assessment Lecture Poster (PDF). Use the poster to take notes on the lecture.

In this video segment, Dr. Paratore presents the principles of effective classroom assessment. The lecture emphasizes the importance of ongoing assessment to plan instruction and to address the needs of all students. The workshop participants develop a semantic map that relates the assessment principles to their own practices.

An accompanying lecture transcript (PDF) is also available.

Video Segment.

Dr. Paratore's Lecture

Jeanne R. Paratore.

Find this segment approximately 2 minutes and 55 seconds after the begining of the video. Watch for about 12 1/2 minutes.

After watching the lecture, review your notes and consider these questions:

  • What do you want to know about your students' reading and writing?
  • How do you obtain and document this information throughout the year?
  • How do you use the results of your assessments to plan subsequent instruction?
  • What are the difficulties or challenges in assessing during instruction?

Now return to your Assessment Semantic Map and add any new ideas that have come from watching the video segment.


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