Running Record Analysis Essay
James’ developmental age and current stage of emergent/beginner reader is important to consider because as such we know that reading strategies are only just beginning to develop and research provides us with a snapshot of the general capabilities of a child James’ age (Annandale et al., 2008). Effective assessment strategies, such as this running record should be used in conjunction with other assessment strategies in order to get a fair and valid picture of where James is at. Curriculum documents such as the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) (Department of Education,
Employment and Workplace Relations [DEEWR], 2009) and the Australian Curriculum (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority[ACARA], 2011) provide valuable information and help guide planning, teaching and assessment to support James (and all students) achieving specific learning outcomes in the early years.
The Australian curriculum states that children in foundation year “Use comprehension strategies to understand and discuss texts listened to, viewed or read independently” (ACELY1650) (ACARA, 2011). It also states