Assessing Reading Comprehension and Related Skills
9.1 Reading Comprehension Tests
After viewing this module session participants will be able to:
- identify the different ways that reading comprehension can be evaluated
based upon the nature of the tests
- interpret reading comprehension tests in the context of a student’s overall reading skill profile.
Watch the session below.
*Please see the Transcripts resource folder located in Module 0 for a text copy of the transcript from this video.
comprehension tests vary by format and length of individual test items
and passage length affect outcomes and are also affected differently by
word-reading skills and oral language comprehension skills
- Best practices involve the use of multiple reading comprehension test formats and interpreting results in light of a student’s word-reading skills and oral language comprehension
Reflect & Connect
What reading comprehension subtests do you use? How might you use or interpret them differently?