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A practice of reading assessment in a primary classroom


Wu, Ruiting and Wu, R and Lu, Jinjin, A practice of reading assessment in a primary classroom, Theory and practice in language studies, 4, (1) pp. 1-7. ISSN 1799-2591 (2014) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.4304/tpls.4.1.1-7


Assessment is very important to monitor studentsí learning progress in schools. This study focuses on reading assessment in a primary classroom. This study aimed to discover the effect of the reading assessment plan on monitoring the studentsí learning progress. The participants were 21 primary students of mixed gender. The data gathering consisted of observation, teacher-student interactions, running records, using tests, and keeping reading profiles. Qualitative approach was used to analyse the data. The findings confirmed that careful planning was essential for effectively assessing studentsí study and the studentsí different English reading and writing abilities should be considered in deciding the difficulty of the plan. A number of recommendations have been made in relation to this study to assist primary teachers to make a reading assessment plan. The findings from this study have the potential to assist current and future pre-service teachers and primary school teachers in identifying effective and appropriate assessing strategies to enhance studentsí academic achievements.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Economics, business and management curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Wu, Ruiting (Miss Ting Wu)
UTAS Author:Lu, Jinjin (Ms Jinjin Lu)
ID Code:89824
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-03-17
Last Modified:2015-05-06
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