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Indicators of Reading Education [microform] / John T. Guthrie
Bib ID 5487898
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Guthrie, John T
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1987 
30 p. 

Monitoring the effectiveness of reading education is central to the appraisal of the productivity of schooling, yet most measures currently being used do not take into account the full range of processes which lead to successful reading education. A model of indicators relevant to reading education (outcome, process, and input) can be used to judge more accurately the health of the educational system. Outcome indicators, which describe the results of educational efforts, should include performance on the following sub-aspects of reading: (1) decoding, (2) literal comprehension, (3) locating information, and (4) higher order processes. Process indicators measure a means for achieving desired results, and contain the dual traits of instructional effectiveness--quality and quantity. Quantity of instruction includes the number of courses taken, the quantity of reading instruction, and the quantity of reading for homework. Quality of instruction entails not the time, but the events that occur in time that are instrumental for learning. Characteristics of quality instruction include using students' background knowledge, summarizing, and teaching vocabulary and inferencing. Input indicators describe resources for the educational process such as school plant and equipment, educational and ethnic characteristics of students, and literacy materials at home. Indicators such as these can be used for policy purposes, as well as for research on learning and teaching. (Thirty references are attached.) (MM)


Availability: Center for Policy Research in Education, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08901; attention: Publications.

Sponsoring Agency: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: OERI-G008690011.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Decoding (Reading)  |  Educational Assessment.  |  Educational Indicators.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Evaluation Criteria.  |  Evaluation Methods.  |  Formative Evaluation.  |  Instructional Effectiveness.  |  Models.  |  Program Effectiveness.  |  Reading Achievement.  |  Reading Instruction.  |  Process Measures
Form/genre Guides, Non-Classroom.  |  Reports, Evaluative.
Other authors/contributors Center for Policy Research in Education
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