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Children's Reading Comprehension and Assessment : Center for Improvement of Early Reading - Scott G. Paris

Children's Reading Comprehension and Assessment

Center for Improvement of Early Reading

By: Scott G. Paris (Editor), Steven A. Stahl (Editor)

Paperback Published: 9th February 2005
ISBN: 9780805846560
Number Of Pages: 440

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Originating in a recent CIERA conference held at the University of Michigan, this book brings together the nation's most distinguished researchers to examine how readers understand text and how comprehension is assessed. The first part provides both national and historical contexts for the study of reading comprehension. The second part examines how vocabulary, motivation, and expertise influence comprehension, and it includes analyses of the developmental course and correlates of comprehension. Chapters in the third part consider how schools focus on comprehension for instruction and assessment. The fourth part includes chapters on large-scale assessment that analyze how test formats and psychometric characteristics influence measures of reading comprehension. At the end of each part is a commentary--written by an expert--that reviews the chapters, critiques the main points, and synthesizes critical issues.
Key features of this outstanding new book include:
*Integration of Research and Practice--provides a bridge between conceptual issues studied by researchers concerned with reading comprehension theories and practical issues addressed by educators concerned with classroom instruction and assessment.
*Comprehension Focus--provides a thorough history and rigorous research-based analyses of reading comprehension.
*Assessment Focus--provides innovative approaches to comprehension assessment that include the influences of vocabulary, decoding, and motivation.
*Synthetic Commentaries--provides periodic summaries that analyze and synthesize research, practices, and issues discussed in each part.
*Expertise--contributing authors and commentators are highly respected authorities on reading comprehension (see table of contents).
This text is appropriate for educational and psychological researchers, reading educators, and graduate students in education and psychology. It is part of the CIERA series, which includes the following volumes:
Taylor and Pearson: Teaching Reading: "Effective Schools, Accomplished Teachers (2002)"
Van Kleeck, Stahl, and Bauer: "On Reading Books to Children: Parents and Teachers (2003)"
Hoffman and Schallert: "The Texts in Elementary Classrooms (2005)"

Historical and Theoretical Foundations
Assessment of Reading Comprehension: The RAND Reading Study Group Vision
The History of Reading Comprehension Assessment
Comprehension of What for What: Comprehension as a Non-Unitary Construct
Development and Motivational Factors in Reading Comprehension
The Assessment of Comprehension Abilities in Young Children
Spurious and Genuine Correlates of Children's Reading Comprehension
The "Word Factors": A Problem for Reading Comprehension Assessments
Roles of Motivation and Engagement in Reading Comprehension Assessment
Comprehending Through Composing: Reflections on Reading Assessment Strategies
Assessment in School Contexts
Reading Assessment as a Tool to Evaluate and Improve Reading Instruction Within a School
Attending to the Nature of Subject Matter in Text Comprehension Assessments
Issues of Validity and Reliability in Early Reading Assessments
Commentary on Three Important Directions in Comprehension Assessment Research
Large-Scale Assessments of Reading Comprehension
Assessment of Young Children as They Learn to Read and Write
Single Instrument, Multiple Measures: Considering the Use of Multiple Item Formats to Assess Reading Comprehension
Dimensions Affecting the Assessment of Reading Comprehension
The Influence of Large-Scale Assessment of Reading Comprehension on Classroom Practice: A Commentary
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ISBN: 9780805846560
ISBN-10: 0805846565
Series: Center for Improvement of Early Reading
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 440
Published: 9th February 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1

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