Assessments Gone Rogue!!!

What Do We Assess When We Assess Reading?

Accurate and Useful Assessments

Three components of successful reading assessments:


  1. Cognition-skills and strategies used by the students as they develop as readers
  2. Observation- how students read in relation to a specific task, text, and setting, as well as relating to observation of such learning and knowledge.
  3. Interpretation- from student performance in a particular place and time on an assessment task, on their more broad abilities, strengths, and weaknesses.


Afflebach, P. (2012). Understanding and Using Reading Assessment, K-12 (2nd. ed.) Newark, DE: International Reading Association.