With this updated document, NCTE and IRA reaffirm their position that the primary purpose of assessment must be to improve teaching and learning for all students. Eleven core standards are presented and explained, and a helpful glossary makes this document suitable not only for educators but for parents, policymakers, school board members, and other stakeholders. Case studies of large-scale national tests and smaller scale classroom assessments (particularly in the context of RTI, or Response to Intervention) are used to highlight how assessments in use today do or do not meet the standards.
Publication Information:Joint Task Force on Assessment of the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. (2009). Standards for the Assessment of Reading and Writing, Revised Edition. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English and International Reading Association. Available at https://wac.colostate.edu/books/standards/
Publication Date: March 15, 2011
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