Literacy Evaluation: Issues & Practicalities

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Chrystine Bouffler
Primary English Teaching Association, 1992 - Language arts - 116 pages
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Recognizing that increasing pressure for greater accountability has accompanied recent economic changes, this book presents 11 articles on literacy evaluation and assessment. They are: (1) "Evaluation: A Political Issue" (Wendy Crebbin); (2) "Understanding Evaluation" (Kaye Lowe and Bill Bintz); (3) "A Difficult Balance: Whole Language in a Traditional US School" (Penny Freppon); (4) "System-Wide Assessment: Profiling Performance" (John Dwyer) (5) "Assessing the English Language Needs of ESL Students" (Lexie Mincham); (6) "The Primary Language Record: What We Are Learning in the UK" (Myra Barrs); (7) "Assessing Students' Writing: A Hands-On Guide from the Northern Territory" (Vivienne Hayward); (8) "Are Profiles Enough?" (Chrystine Bouffler); (9) "Side-by-Side: Responsive Evaluation in a Whole Language Classroom" (Jan Hancock); (10) "Parents and Assessment" (Ros Fryar and others); and (11) "Developing a Multidimensional Interactive Information Network" (Heather Fehring). (SR)

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Contents

Introduction
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Whole Language in a Traditional US School
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Assessing the English Language Needs of ESL Students
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