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Collaborative Center for Literacy Development
Elementary Literacy Assessment Evaluation Tool
Commonly-used literacy assessments were evaluated on the following characteristics: research-based, developmentally appropriate, reliable and valid, multiple data points, aligned with standards, sensitive and appropriate to differing cultures, and sensitive and appropriate for differing needs. Research on the assessments was investigated and summarized in the table below. The table includes links to in-depth reviews of each assessment listed. The charts following the table depict the criteria for "convincing" and "partially convincing" evidence as each assessment was reviewed.
The assessments reviewed in the Literacy Assessment Evaluation Tool should be used as part of a comprehensive system of assessment that incorporates multiple sources of information, as well as assesses children through multiple modalities ( including observation techniques, permanent records, etc. ) to provide a more holistic picture of each child's development.