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Early Reading Assessment : A Practitioner's Handbook - Natalie Rathvon

Early Reading Assessment

A Practitioner's Handbook


Published: 1st March 2004
For Ages: 5 - 7 years old
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This indispensable resource offers a cutting-edge framework and practical tools for screening and assessing K-2 students at risk for reading problems. Provided are critical reviews of 42 specific measures, selected for optimal technical quality and presented in a clear, standardized format. Encapsulated are the scientific basis for each instrument; the components of reading acquisition measured; administration, scoring, and interpretation procedures; the instrument's psychometric soundness and usability; linkages to intervention; source; and cost. Detailed case examples drawn from the author's practice help the reader better understand the type of information generated by each measure and demonstrate how results can be written up in a variety of effective report formats.

"Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate collections, and above."--"Choice"
"A valuable resource for specialists."--"Curriculum Connections"
"This book is a powerful resource for reading specialists, grant writers, school and clinical psychologists, school administrators, those making assessment choices in school districts as well as graduate students seeking degrees in reading, psychology, or educational psychology....This text is exactly what it presents itself to be: a thorough and well-designed handbook for practitioners. The author does an excellent job of presenting and reviewing a myriad of reading assessments for students in the primary grades....The book is well organized making it easy to navigate....This book has proven very useful and is currently being used in our courses as a resource...we highly recommend Rathvon's handbook."--"Education Book Reviews"

"Reviewing the breadth and depth of assessments for early literacy, this book is an important contribution. It is clear, readable, and thorough, and will be an extremely valuable resource for teachers, reading specialists, school psychologists, and others involved in assessing children's early reading and writing. The emphasis on scientifically based research will make the volume particularly useful for school professionals meeting the challenges of No Child Left Behind. As a researcher, I gained much useful information as well as tools to apply in my work. As a professor, I will make this book available to my students and would recommend it as a text for graduate-level courses in reading assessment."--Diane E. Beals, EdD, School of Education, University of Tulsa

"Rathvon's text is indeed a practitioner's handbook. The book succinctly describes the context of early literacy assessment, articulating the critical issues of early reading screening and diagnosis that practitioners confront. It offers 'roll up your sleeves' evaluation guidelines that are practical and firmly anchored in the research knowledge base. And it provides an at-hand compendium of early reading measures complete with thorough reviews and case examples. This handbook is a real contribution to the literacy field; a ready reference that will be well-thumbed by professional educators in state education departments, universities, and schools."--Kathleen Roskos, PhD, Department of Education and Allied Studies, John Carroll University

"This book provides a thorough, objective treatment of selected instruments for early reading assessment. Dr. Rathvon's component-based approach is disciplined, scientific, and psychometrically sound. Teachers, reading specialists, and researchers will find this book useful in selecting from available instruments and conducting effective assessments. A timely and valuable professional resource!"--Mark Sadoski, PhD, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture, Texas A&M University

Prefacep. xxii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxv
List of Measures Reviewedp. xxvi
Introductionp. 1
Advances in Early Reading Assessment
Critical Issues in Early Reading Assessmentp. 11
Evaluating the Technical Adequacy and Usability of Early Reading Measuresp. 30
Evaluating the Technical Adequacy of Early Reading Measuresp. 31
Evaluating the Usability of Early Reading Measuresp. 60
A Component-Based Approach to Early Reading Assessmentp. 65
Overviewp. 65
Phonological Processingp. 65
Rapid Namingp. 83
Orthographic Processingp. 92
Oral Languagep. 100
Print Awareness and Concept of Wordp. 112
Alphabet Knowledgep. 121
Single Word Readingp. 130
Oral Reading in Contextp. 144
Reading Comprehensionp. 156
Written Languagep. 169
Early Reading Measures
Early Reading Assessment Batteriesp. 189
Measures of Reading Componentsp. 297
Measures of Phonological Processingp. 297
Measures of Rapid Namingp. 367
Measures of Orthographic Processingp. 373
Measures of Oral Languagep. 379
Measures of Print Awareness and Concept of Wordp. 429
Measures of Alphabet Knowledgep. 436
Measures of Single Word Readingp. 436
Measures of Oral Reading in Contextp. 444
Measures of Reading Comprehensionp. 455
Measures of Spelling and Written Languagep. 455
Multiskill Reading Measuresp. 461
Multisubject Batteries with Reading and Reading-Related Measuresp. 503
Test Publishers and Sourcesp. 543
Selected Internet Resources for Early Reading Assessmentp. 545
Glossary of Reading Assessment and Reading-Related Termsp. 548
Referencesp. 553
Author Indexp. 589
Subject Indexp. 595
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ISBN: 9781572309845
ISBN-10: 1572309849
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 5 - 7 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 612
Published: 1st March 2004
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 1.3