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Handbook of Reading Assessment

Handbook of Reading Assessment
Author: Sherry Mee Bell - Steve McCallum
ISBN 13: 9780205531776
ISBN 10: 205531776
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2007-10-11
Format: Paperback
Pages: 360
List Price: $70.20

 Bell/McCallum, Handbook of Reading Assessment

Comprehensive, readable, and filled with numerous authentic examples, the Handbook of Reading Assessment addresses the continuum of reading assessments from informal, classroom-based to high-stakes formal testing.

Reviewers rave about the Handbook of Reading Assessment:

“The Handbook is a powerful resource to help readers carefully consider and select assessments to inform instruction. The authors address the areas of reading identified by the National Reading Panel, discuss various models of reading, and present guidelines for educators whose students may be at the elementary, secondary, or post-secondary levels. In addition, the authors have created an Inclusive Model of Reading that will aid educators in understanding the nature of common reading problems. I would highly recommend this Handbook.”

-Cheryl L. Cooke, PhD., Stillwater Area Public Schools

“The material is very helpful and inclusive. It helps teachers with recording and interpretation of results.”

-Margaret A. Deitrich, PhD., Austin Peay State University

“The discussion of intelligence and reading level is on point, relevant, and a strength of this text.”

-Bill Clarke, Literacy Coordinator for Blackstone Academy Charter School

Key Features

  • Balanced coverage of timely and controversial topics including English language and adult learners, the ‘reading wars’, scientifically-based reading research, and dyslexia.

  • Discussion of the International Reading Association’s reading assessment standards.

  • Criteria for selecting reading assessments allowing students todetermine the best assessment tool to use with their students.

  • Instructional Tips bridging theory to practice.

  • Lists of resources for assessment and instruction of various areas of reading.

  • Over 100 figures and tables excerpted from various reading texts and assessments.

  • Comprehensive glossary.

Designed for use by advanced undergraduates and graduates in general education, reading education, special education, and school psychology, this much-needed resource addresses the wide range of reading assessments educators must be able to use and understand to effectively assess, instruct, and to communicate across disciplines.