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  5. Assessment of Reading and Writing Difficulties: An Interactive Approach, Student Value Edition

Assessment of Reading and Writing Difficulties: An Interactive Approach, 5th edition

  • Marjorie Y. Lipson
  • Karen K. Wixson

Published by Pearson (November 9th 2012) - Copyright © 2013

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Assessment of Reading and Writing Difficulties: An Interactive Approach, Student Value Edition

ISBN-13: 9780133012675

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A new edition of one of the most respected and well-known texts in the field!


A “must-have” resource for any teacher’s library—and the perfect text for a variety of reading assessment courses—this book presents an interactive perspective on reading and writing ability and disability, with an emphasis on understanding and addressing learners’ difficulties in relation to the instructional context.


Here readers get an extensive, in-depth, and up-to-date treatment of current research and best practices in reading assessment, diagnosis, and remediation. While retaining the focus of the previous edition on careful and extensive discussion of language acquisition, vocabulary development, and early literacy; greater attention to English language learners; attention to adolescent literacy; and information about the RTI process, this new edition includes some dramatic changes, most notably:


  • a reorientation of the assessment-instruction process to more closely reflect the contexts and processes of contemporary school settings
  • a focus on assessment and the process of evaluating the existing match between the learner and the instructional context and identifying an optimal match


Also included are a new Case Study, new case examples for diagnostic teaching and a new diagnostic model, clear discussion of assessment at the district and classroom levels, an enhanced discussion of progress monitoring, and coverage of the Common Core State Standards.

Table of contents

SECTION 1       Theory into Practice 1

Chapter 1          Perspectives on Reading and Writing Ability

Chapter 2          An Interactive View of Reading and Writing

SECTION 2       Getting Started with the Assessment Instruction Process

Chapter 3          Reading and Writing Disability and the Assessment-Instruction Process

Chapter 4          Using Data to Understand Groups of Students and Identify Students for a Closer Look

SECTION 3       Evaluating the Context

Chapter 5          Evaluating the Instructional Environment/Context, Co-authored with Nancy DeFrance

Chapter 6          Instructional Resources    Co-authored with Nancy DeFrance

SECTION 4       Evaluating the Learner

Chapter 7          Assessing Young Readers and Writers

Chapter 8          Structured Inventories, Benchmark and Progress Monitoring Assessments

Chapter 9          Formative and Diagnostic Assessment

SECTION 5       Interactions: Assessment and Instruction as Inquiry

Chapter 10      Interactive Decision Making and Continuous Progress Monitoring

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