JoAnne Schudt Caldwell, PhD, is Professor Emerita at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she also served as Associate Dean of the College of Education and Leadership. Dr. Caldwell is the author of Comprehension Assessment: A Classroom Guide, among other books, and coauthor of the Qualitative Reading Inventory.
1. New Initiatives and New Concerns: How Have They Influenced Reading Assessment? 2. Purposes of Reading Assessment: What Do Good Readers Do and How Can Teachers and Coaches Assess This? 3. Methods of Assessment: What Are the Different Kinds of Assessments and What Do They Tell Us about Reading Performance? 4. Assessment as Part of Instruction: How Can We Assess as We Teach? 5. The Informal Reading Inventory Process: How Does It Address the Purposes of Reading Assessment? 6. Early Literacy: What Do We Need to Know about Beginning Readers? 7. Word Identification: How Can We Assess a Student’s Word Identification Ability? 8. Reading Fluency: How Can We Assess Reading Fluency? 9. Vocabulary Knowledge: How Can We Assess Comprehension of Words? 10. Comprehension of Text: How Can We Assess Understanding of Text? 11. Schoolwide Reading Assessment: How Can We Collect, Organize, and Present Classroom Data? General Summary. Assessing the Good Reader Behaviors and the Common Core State Standards