ASSESSING THE READING PROCESS

TT#6 PODCAST INTERVIEW BY DR. BAKER WITH DR. BETH SCOTT

Dr. Scott's Concern for Assessing Students during the Reading Process

Dr. Beth Scott is an elementary educator. She has been a reading specialist for 16 years. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland, where her research involves the assessment of the text process. Because she is a reading specialist, she has always concern and curious about what is going on in the minds of students while they are reading. In her research, she differentiated between text process and text products. According to Dr. Scott, the text process (reading process) is the root that determines students text products (requires students to provide written answers or submitting an assignment). The text product is usually an ongoing formative assessment of daily reading materials. She believes that assessing students reading process can help teachers improve summative assessment scores.

PRINCIPALS, POLICY MAKERS, AND PARENTAL SUPPORT

Principals and Policy Makers should support Dr. Scott's research because it uses multiple resources for assessing reading and other subjects.

The techniques help teachers plan lessons, and helps students to comprehend what they have read.


Parents should support the techniques because they help students verbalize what they are reading to them, which develop public speaking skills.

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