How can Individual and Group Reading Assessments be Used in the Classroom?
Individual reading assessments are assessments where the teacher spends time with every student individually to assess their reading skills. This helps teachers fully understand the progress of the students who can benefit with special undivided attention. However, a major disadvantage is that the teacher would need a lot of time to complete an assessment of all the students in a large class.
Individual assessments may be an option for teachers when their main focus is to work on reading skills or literacy skills. However, other subject teachers who focus on content may not have the time to conduct such assessments. In these situations, teachers may use individual assessments for specific students to understand more about their reading difficulty.
Group assessments are assessments conducted across the class at the same time. While the teacher may need to record or evaluate the results later, a lot of classroom time is saved in this method. Group assessments are ideal for teachers who need to understand the reading level of their students but do not have time to assess each student individually.
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