FULL TITLE: Diagnostic Assessment for the Comprehension of Formal Written English.
Start the year with a strong understanding of your students' reading abilities! Wow colleagues and parents with your methodical, data-driven approach! This unique and powerful tool assesses fluency in formal written English with a brief, 20-question quiz that removes unwanted variables like intuitive reasoning ability and subject-area knowledge, giving the teacher the power to distinguish between students with true reading-related test-taking problems and those who simply haven't been studying or paying attention. It's also very useful for teachers who are looking to do more differentiated learning with reading materials, providing data that can be easily charted and used to create multiple tiers for reading assignments (provided, of course, that you have access to reading materials at different levels). It has been proven effective in my own classroom, and now I never start a year without it.
The package contains a teacher's scoring guide, key, and slightly varying versions of the assessment for History, Language Arts, Science, Geography, Government/Politics, Economics & Psych-Soc.