C. Gathering and Using Assessment Information

Determine if the practice was implemented and effective

  • Handout 6.5: Dialogic Reading Observation Form
  • Handout 6.7: Read-Aloud Performance Feedback Tool

Summarize and use assessment results

Once an assessment has been conducted, it will be important for Tenisha to review the assessment information. She should note areas of the read aloud that she did well on as well as areas that need improvement. She could invite her principal or another teacher to watch her do a read aloud and make a couple of suggestions to recommend steps she could take to build upon her skills.

 

Assessment Principles

In order to ensure that dialogic reading practices are implemented appropriately and are effective in their outcomes, it is vital to conduct assessments. It is important to keep in mind the following assessment principles:

  • Use multiple sources of information (children, parents, teachers).
  • Use multiple methods of gathering information, such as the Dialogic Reading Observation Form.
  • Gather assessment information over multiple points of time.
  • Determine if dialogic reading practices were implemented in the way they were intended.
  • Use assessment results to modify practices if needed.