Because literacy is foundational for all content areas, it needs to be assessed regularly in all content areas, both formally and informally. Assessments can range from a formal pencil/paper test to an informal read aloud, questioning, and classroom discussion. It is important for teachers to use a variety of assessments in the classroom to ensure they have an accurate picture of each student’s current literacy levels.
Research four types of literacy assessments and create a matrix including the following:
1. Two formal and two informal literacy assessments and rationales to explain their use, and how to avoid misuse during implementation.
2. Examples of three appropriate literacy assessment tools for your content area and a rationale for each.
3. Examples of three technology resources with a rationale for how each supports literacy assessment.
4. An explanation of how you would use the data from a formal and an informal literacy assessment to plan future instruction.
Support your findings with a minimum of three scholarly resources.