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Assessment to Improve Instruction in Academic Literacy for Adolescents

Florida Center for Reading Research at Florida

This document was prepared to assist literacy specialists and other technical assistance providers in their work with states to improve educational policy and practice in adolescent literacy (grades 4-12). Part I describes the key elements of a comprehensive assessment plan to improve literacy instruction for adolescents. Part II contains short summaries of approaches to assessment for instruction in adolescent literacy currently in use or under development in the U.S. It is a companion volume to two other Center on Instruction publications that offer guidance in improving literacy outcomes in adolescents — Academic Literacy Instruction for Adolescents (2007) and Improving Literacy Instruction in Middle and High Schools: A Guide for Principals (2007).

Reading Instructors/Literacy Coaches, School Leaders

Torgesen,J. K., & Miller, D.H. (2009). Assessment to improve instruction in academic literacy for adolescents . Portsmouth, NH: RMC Corporation, Center on Instruction.