ICLA Standard III: Study Session 10

In preparation of the Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Assessment (ICLA) Standard III, I am creating a series of blog posts from my study notes and the study guide. The subjects are organized in alphabetical order and I will be completing five subjects at a time. I am in hopes that by sharing, I can provide assistance to others studying for the ICLA or similar literacy tests for pre-service teachers.

Today's Subjects
the act of evaluating yourself
Teachers Pay Teachers

Sight word recognition 
Not all written words are regular ones that can be decoded easily. Some words are irregular or difficult to decode. They must be memorized and recognized by sight.

Image: Understand.org

Image: Understand.org

normalized standard score representing an interval in a 9-point scale, with a mean of 5 and a standard deviation of 2.

Text readability 
An objective estimate or prediction of reading comprehension of material, usually in terms of reading grade level, based on selected and quantified variables in text, especially some index of vocabulary difficulty and of sentence difficulty. The level of ease or difficulty with which text material can be understood by a particular reader who is reading that text for specific purpose. Analysis of the structural characteristics of a text, as organization, concept load or density as they relate to comprehensibility, teachers code books with grade levels.

Readability formulas are quantitative procedures that yield an estimated grade level based on surface features of text that make a book easy or difficult to understand. These features are typically limited to the length of sentences, length of words, or frequency of word use in standard English text.

A Lexile is a metric based on word frequency and sentence length, and it is computed only through software, thus bypassing the need to apply formulas. To interpret the Lexile score, you must use a table that converts it to an approximate grade level. 

Quantitative features—ones that can be counted, like the number of syllables.
Qualitative features—the language used, the complexity of the shared ideas, and other attributes of the text, such as its structure, style, and levels of meaning. 

Reader/text factorshow challenging the text would be for a specific reader or group of readers

The evidence that the inferences drawn from test results are accurate. The evidence that inferences from evaluation of program effectiveness and teacher competence are trustworthy.

Example Question:
The evidence that the inferences drawn from test results are accurate

In addition, I have created a Quizlet set of the vocabulary words found here. On Quizlet, I am very fond of playing the matching game where you can drag corresponding items (term to definition) onto each other to make them disappear. I also like to create a test on Quizlet with multiple choice, true or false, and matching to assess my knowledge of all the vocabulary words.

Good Luck!

1 comment:

  1. I like reading through an article that will make people
    think. Also, many thanks for allowing me to comment!


Thank you for reading my post. Please comment with any questions, concerns, constructive criticisms, or information you would like to add to this subject. Docendo discimus, by teaching we learn.