This second book focuses directly on the classroom, on the challenges individual teachers face in classroom-based assessment, and how these challenges have been and are being met in a range of international contexts.
Introduction. Martin Coles and Rhonda Jenkins Part 1. Teachers Changing the System 1. Assessing Reading: Changing Practice Martin Coles 2. Developing an Early Literacy Portfolio for District-Wide Use Terry Salinger 3. Taking a Closer Look at Reading: a Scottish Perspective Louise Hayward and Ernie Spencer 4. Teachers Changing the System: Alternative Assessment of First Graders' Literacy Jo Worthy, James Hoffman, Nancy Rosser, William Rutherford, Sharon McKool and Susan Strecker 5. Literacy Assessment as Part of New Standards P. David Pearson, Liz Spalding and Miles Myers Part 2. Linking Curriculum and Assessment in the Classroom 6. Responsive Assessment of Reading: Seeking Evidence on Reading Attainment from Students Colin Harrison, Mary Bailey and Chris Foster 7. The Literacy Profile of Maxwell Pogonowski Pat Smith 8. Assessing Older Students' Response to Fiction: Classroom Based Activity to Support System-Wide Assessment Mike Hamlin 9. Reading While Writing: An Approach to the Assessment of Reading Through Discussions of the Drafting Process Alan Dewar 10. Assessing Literacy and Special Needs in Secondary Schools: A Case for New Paradigms Graham Frater.