Introduction demonstrates formative assessment in general, and how it supports both learners and the evolving pedagogy of classroom teachers.
Beginning the Assessment Process explains how the feature teachers begin reading assessment at the start of the school year, and how that assessment differs from what a teacher might undertake later in the year, especially in Grade Primary.
Conferring demonstrates the value of several varieties of conferring for the collection of data about students’ emerging literacy skills.
Organizing for Assessment shows how the featured teachers make time for daily, ongoing assessment in their busy schedules and organize and analyze the data they collect.
Oral Reading Records demonstrates effective techniques for collecting formal oral reading records as proposed in Active Young Readers Assessment Resource: Grades Primary-3.
Using What We Know demonstrates how the featured teachers use the data they collect through ongoing reading assessment to plan next steps for each student, for groups, and for an entire class.
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