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Beyond Standardized Truth

Improving Teaching and Learning through Inquiry-Based Reading Assessment

Scott Filkins (author)

ISBN: 9780814102916

Publication Date: Sep 2012

Format: Paperback

The result of the author's own efforts to bridge the gap between valuing reading and being able to respond with appropriate instruction or evaluate growth in reading. Scott Filkins brings us into his classroom and those of his colleagues to demonstrate how high school teachers can engage in inquiry-based reading assessment to support learning.
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This book in the Principles in Practice imprint is the result of the author's own efforts to bridge the gap between valuing reading and being able to respond with appropriate instruction or evaluate growth in reading. Scott Filkins brings us into his classroom and the classrooms of his colleagues to demonstrate how high school teachers across the disciplines can engage in inquiry-based reading assessment to support student learning.

Based in the IRA–NCTE Standards for the Assessment of Reading and Writing, Revised Edition, the classroom portraits highlight the importance of incorporating genuinely formative assessment into our instruction. Filkins unpacks his own history with assessment through engaging "confessions" of his early practices and eventual growth toward a framework that situates reading assessment in an inquiry model.

Throughout the book, he showcases his colleagues' attempts to use an inquiry framework, including the various tools and documentation methods that help them inquire into their students' habits and thoughts as readers, use formative assessment to fuel the gradual release of responsibility framework, and use reading assessment as a means of professional reflection. Finally, Filkins challenges us to broaden the conversation about assessment to a wider range of stakeholders and offers a vision of assessment as an expression of care for the students in our charge.
Pages 133
Dimensions 235 x 191
Date Published 30 Sep 2012
Publisher NCTE: National Council of Teachers of English
Series Principles in Practice
Subject/s Education   Teaching of a specific subject   Literacy  

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