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A measure of the extent to which a person has assimilated a body of information.
achievement test
it is a form of test
All types of assessment other than standardized tests.
alternative assessment
a form of a test
A written account of specific incidents or behaviors in the classroom.
anecdotal record
The contents in portfolios that provide evidence of growth over a period of time.
artifacts
Measurement of a student's performance on activities that reflect real-world learning experiences.
authentic assessment
a form of assessment
a convenient form on which the teacher can record observation about specific student behaviors or attitudes.
checklist
Method of estimating reading difficulty by omitting every nth (usually fifth) word in a reading passage and observing the number of correct words a reader can suppy.
cloze procedure
test designed to yield measurements interpretable in terms of specific performance standards.
criterion-referenced test
a form of a test
a level of reading difficulty with which a reader is unable to cope; when reading material is on this level, the reader usually recognizes 90 percent or less of the words he or she reads or comprehends 50 percent or less of what he or she reads.
frustration level
a level of reading difficulty low enough that the reader can progress without noticeable hindrance; the reader can ordinarily recognize at least 99 percent of the words and comprehend at least 90 percent of what he or she reads.
independent level
an informal instrument designed to help the teacher determine a child's independent, instructional, frustration, and capacity levels.
informal reading inventory
a level of difficulty at which the reader can read with understanding with teacher assistance; the reader can ordinarily recognize at least 95 percent of the words in a selection and comprehend at least 75 percent of what he or she reads.
instructional level
observing children to gain insights into their learning.
kidwatching
potential reading level
listening comprehension level
a procedure, similar to the cloze procedure, requiring the reader to complete missing sections of text by choosing from three provided alternatives.
maze procedure
an unexpected oral readng response (error).
miscue
test designed to yield results interpretable in terms of a norm, the average or mean results of a sample population.
norm-referenced test
measurement of a student's ability to create an assigned response or product to demonstrate her or his level of competence.
performance-based assessment
a collection of a child's work over a period of time.
portfolio
a device for recording estimates of the levels of student functioning.
rating scale
an informal instrument that considers both the quality and quantity of miscues made by the reader.
reading miscue inventory
a set of criteria used to describe and evaluate a student's level of proficiency in a particular subject area.
rubric
a strategy for recording miscues during a student's oral reading.
running record
a descriptive method to collect data through observation.
shadowing
a published test that has been constucted by experts in the field and is administered, scored, and interpreted according to specific criteria.
standardized test
a form of a test.