Assessment of Academic Achievement. Chapter Eight. CHAPTER OBJECTIVES. Understand the purpose of achievement tests Understand why individually administered achievement tests are preferred rather than group achievement tests Discuss oral reading and miscues associated with it
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An oral reading error is often referred to
as a miscue.
Analysis of miscues can be of two types:
Diagnostic testing often assess six kinds of reading comprehension skills:
The purpose of word recognition tests are to explore the student’s ability with respect to sight vocabulary.
Word attack skills are those used to derive meaning and/or pronunciation of a word through context clues, structural analysis, or phonics.
Handwriting refers to the actual motor
activity that is involved in writing.
Most students are taught manuscript
(printing) initially and then move to cursive
writing (script) in later grades.
Handwriting skills are usually measured
through the use of informal assessment
Mathematics refers to the
study of numbers and their
relationships to time, space,
volume and geometry.
Arithmetic refers to the
operations or computations
Four error types in computational analysis:
Spelling math tests: is the ability to
use letters to construct
words in accordance
with accepted usage.
Several questions should be addressed before one begins to analyze the results of the spelling subtest:
Certain spelling errors may be evident in students with certain auditory channel deficits: