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Reading : what can be measured?

Author: Roger C Farr; Robert F Carey; International Reading Association.
Publisher: Newark, Del. : International Reading Association, 1986.
Series: IRA/Elva Knight research fund monograph.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
Summary:
There are two major themes in this manuscript. The first is that those who use reading tests often fail to consider why they are testing before they begin to ask what should be tested and how to test. The second them is the need for improved selection and interpretation of reading tests. This text is addressed to those who direct reading programs at various levels: state, district, and individual schools.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Farr, Roger C.
Reading.
Newark, Del. : International Reading Association, 1986
(OCoLC)558408369
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger C Farr; Robert F Carey; International Reading Association.
ISBN: 0872078051 9780872078055
OCLC Number: 12911020
Notes: "I/W2866 805"--Cover.
Description: viii, 218 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Alden J. Moe --
An overview --
1. Reading measurement in perspective --
2. Assessing reading comprehension : a research perspective --
3. Assessing word recognition skills --
4. Assessing reading vocabulary, study skills, and rate --
5. Validity and reliability in ready assessment --
6. Issues in accountability and reading measurement --
7. Issues and trends in reading assessment : summing up.
Series Title: IRA/Elva Knight research fund monograph.
Responsibility: Roger Farr, Robert F. Carey.

Abstract:

There are two major themes in this manuscript. The first is that those who use reading tests often fail to consider why they are testing before they begin to ask what should be tested and how to test. The second them is the need for improved selection and interpretation of reading tests. This text is addressed to those who direct reading programs at various levels: state, district, and individual schools.

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