Formative Assessment for Literacy, Grades K-6: Building Reading and Academic Language Skills Across the Curriculum

Formative Assessment for Literacy, Grades K-6: Building Reading and Academic Language Skills Across the Curriculum

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Overview

Grounded in research and practice, this resource shows elementary teachers how to use formative assessment to build students’ language and literacy skills across the curriculum.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412949071
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/20/2008
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Alison Bailey is an associate professor in the Psychological Studies in Education Program of the Department of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles, in addition to being a faculty associate researcher for the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing (CRESST). A graduate of Harvard University, Bailey’s research focuses primarily on language and literacy development, English language development in second language learners, and language assessment. At CRESST, her work focuses on researching the empirical basis of academic language for assessment, curriculum, and teacher professional development. Bailey serves on the advisory boards of numerous states and commercial publishers developing language and literacy assessments for English Language Learners. She is coauthor of the new IPT assessment of English language development at the prekindergarten-kindergarten level, editor and contributing author to The Language Demands of School: Putting academic English to the test (Yale Press, 2007), and coeditor and author (with Allyssa McCabe and Gigliana Melzi) of Spanish-Language Narration and Literacy Development (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming, 2008).

Margaret Heritage is Assistant Director for Professional Development at the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing (CRESST) at UCLA, and leads the data use program of the Assessment and Accountability Comprehensive Center.

Prior to joining CRESST, she had many years of teaching and leadership experience in schools in the United Kingdom and the United States, including a period as a County Inspector of Education in the United Kingdom, and as principal at the UCLA laboratory school. She has also taught graduate classes in Education at the Department of Education at the University of Warwick, England, the University of California, Los Angeles, and at Stanford University.

Her current work focuses on data use for school improvement, learning progressions, formative assessment, and teachers’ use of formative assessment evidence.

Margaret Heritage is the co-author (with Alison Bailey) of Formative Assessment for Literacy, Grades K-6: Building Reading and Academic Language Skills Across the Curriculum, published by Corwin Press.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Deborah Stipek
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
1. Formative Assessment: Stories of Language and Literacy Learning
2. Making Reading Instruction and Assessment Work for Students and Teachers
3. Formative Assessment: “Where Are My Students on Their Journey?”
4. Laying the Foundations for Reading Comprehension: Assessing Listening and Speaking Skills
5. The Essence of Reading: Assessing Reading Comprehension
6. Assessing Reading Through Writing
7. Schoolwide Formative Assessment
Index

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