INFORMAL AND FORMAL ASSESSMENTS


This section introduces formal and informal assessments. For this week’s assignment, write a two-page paper that addresses the following questions: What are your definitions for formal and informal assessments? What are the benefits and disadvantages of each? When are they complementary? What are some reasons why an educator might use both? Which ones are complementary? Additional Reading: Carnine, et al., Chapter 4: Delivery of Instruction. Carnine, et al., Chapter 25: Using Commercial Reading Materials: Late Primary and Intermediate Grades. Thurlow, M. L. (2010). Steps toward creating fully accessible reading assessments. Applied Measurement in Education 23 (2), pp. 121–131. Rubin, J. (2011). Organizing and evaluating results from multiple reading assessments. The Reading Teacher 64 (8), pp. 606–611.

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