ASSESSING THE READING PROCESS

TT6 PODCAST INTERVIEW from DR. BAKER with BETH SCOTT

Dr. Scott's Concern for Assessing Students

Dr. Beth Scott is an elementary educator. She has been a reading specialist for 16 years. She is curious about what is going on in student’s heads while they are reading. So she researched on how students think while reading and conducted experiments to support her research. During her research she was able to differentiate between text process and product. According to Dr. Scott research, the text process is the root that determines students product (requires students to provide an answer). When Dr. Scott mentions the term product in her research she is not talking about a standardized test, but continue formative assessments. What prompted Dr. Scott's research was her with students thinking when they were required to submit assignment and sequence event in a narrative or written text on a daily basis.

PRINCIPALS, POLICY MAKERS AAND 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.