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Using Data to Assess Your Reading Program
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About This Book
Because literacy is the foundation for student achievement, every elementary school must periodically examine how effectively it teaches reading. In Using Data to Assess Your Reading Program, Emily Calhoun shows how a school or district team can use action research to evaluate students’ progress in reading, analyze instruction, and make changes that improve students' performance.
To help pinpoint strengths and weaknesses, Calhoun introduces a matrix for collectively assessing the variety of factors that affect the reading program, including
The book includes more than two dozen forms and charts to help staff collect and integrate data into a comprehensive assessment that supports constructive change. All the forms are included on a CD-ROM, so users can tailor them to their own needs.
With its proactive, problem-solving approach, Using Data to Assess Your Reading Program presents proven ways to increase curriculum coherence, build a professional community, and lead students toward literacy.
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About the Author
EMILY CALHOUN is Director of the Phoenix Alliance, which provides long-term support to school districts and state/regional agencies that are committed to improving student achievement through investing in staff learning. Her major work is helping school, district, and state staff study the effects of curriculum and instruction on student learning and strengthen the learning environment for all.
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