Contemporary Classroom Vocabulary Assessment for Content Areas

Stahl, Katherine A. Dougherty; Bravo, Marco A.
April 2010
Reading Teacher;Apr2010, Vol. 63 Issue 7, p566
Academic Journal
The article discusses how teachers can document their students' content area vocabulary development using evidence-based strategies. The complexities of word knowledge that makes vocabulary development assessment difficult in content areas are explored. How teacher-made vocabulary tests can be improved and how teachers can evaluate commercially produced tests are noted. Several techniques that teachers can adapt to provide evidence of vocabulary knowledge and growth in content areas specific to English-Only students and English language learners including embedded assessments, vocabulary knowledge scales, and vocabulary recognition task are discussed.


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