Create a chart that identifies various types of informal, formal, formative, and summative assessments (e.g., DRA, running records, DIBELS, etc.) used to assess children's reading abilities.
Compare and contrast a minimum of five assessments.
Use peer-reviewed articles and/or other research-based internet sites in support of your content.
Let's approach this by looking at each of the four types of assessments. For each, I will give you brief notes to refresh your memory about the purpose behind each type of assessment, followed by a few examples for each. You can then easily create a chart comparing and contrasting the four types of assessments using those notes.
Informal assessments are based more on observation by the teacher than actual worked performed by the student. When conducting an informal assessment, the teacher is making a judgment about the student's behavior and what they learned in a given unit. Examples are observations, checklists, or organizing portfolios to demonstrate student achievement from the beginning to end of the year.
a) Example 1: An observation where you watch children playing in a systematic manner. The purpose of this is to identify the behaviors that the student acts out and how they make and carry out the decision making process.
b) Example 2: Keep a Running Record where the teacher records a sequence of events that occur over a set time period. This type of assessment helps the teacher to gain more detailed insight into the behavior of a student over an extended period of time.
c) Example 3: Keep a Rating Scale that contains a ...
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