Early Childhood Education Are The Gray Oral Reading Test

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In early childhood education classrooms, teachers utilize assessments for a variety of reasons. Assessments are used to detect strengths in weaknesses in a specific area of study as well as the differences in the students’’ learning the classroom (Stiggins, 2007). Teachers utilize this information in order to direct instruction in the classroom to best benefit the students in it. There are various types of assessments for education, many geared toward early literacy skills. Two of the more common literacy skill tests for early childhood education are the Gray Oral Reading Test (GORT) and the Early Reading Diagnostic Assessment (ERDA), both of which assess reading for young students. Using the information from the GORT and the ERDA, a teacher can create a pre-assessment and a post assessment for phonics and phonemic awareness. The first assessment is called the Gray Oral Reading Test or the GORT, which is an testing type that efficiently measures the development of reading skills and documents any reading difficulties (Wiederholt & Bryant, 2012). The test covers a varied age and grade range from first grade to the last year in high school and is said to be very reliable and valid; the assessment was tested to determine its reliability as well as its connection to the Common Core Reading standards (Wiederholt & Bryant, 2012). The testing is administered in a quiet area in which the test is generally given from fifteen to forty-five minutes (Wiederholt & Bryant, 2012).…
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