Reading assessment is used for multiple purposes. All the appropriate uses begin from understanding the construct of reading, an awareness of reading abilities development, and an effort to reflect the construct in assessment tasks. Therefore it becomes essential to assess the reading patterns in the classroom.
Here are the 7 tips on how you can carry a reading assessment in the classroom.
1- Make students read and discuss what they have read.
2- Let students do pair readings and observe and remark on it.
3- Take a note of what they read during free reading sessions.
4- Keep a track of the responses you receive to question asked based on their reading material.
5- Keep notes on students’ participation in reading and push other non-participants to participate.
6- Track and evaluate their reading progress.
7- Inculcate the habit of reading journals or keeping diaries. This will encourage them to reach what they write at the minimum.
These tips will help a mentor, tutor, or supervisor to assist the reading pattern in more detail. As they especially have a responsibility to understand uses and reading assessment impact. Hence being mindful of the consequences of assessment.