Understanding Young Readers: The Role of Early Literacy Assessment

By Stanley N. Rabinowitz, Judy Wong, Nikola Filby


This Knowledge Brief is intended to help district administrators, principals, and other instructional leaders begin laying the groundwork for more consistent and effective use of reading assessment in the early primary grades.

It explains the importance of early assessment and identifies some of its basic purposes, describes the challenges of assessing young children, explains some basic approaches to literacy assessment and how they align to specific purposes, and identifies some of the issues that need to be addressed if schools are to undertake valid and reliable literacy assessment that can help teachers better support all young readers.

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Product #: KN-02-02
Copyright: 2002
Format: PDF
Pages: 16
Publisher: WestEd