Should omissions be analyzed? What if a student omits headings?

By Admin at January 13, 2011 10:37
Filed Under: Assessment and Progress Monitoring, Benchmark Assessment System

Many people wonder about analyzing omissions while taking a reading record for Benchmark Assessment System 1 and 2.  

Q: Should omissions be analyzed? What if a student omits headings?

 A: Omissions and insertions are generally not analyzed as they are usually related to structure. Skipping headings means each word in a heading is an error but is not really related to structure. Rather, it is missing a line of print. Instead of analyzing, simply make a note on the reading record that will remind you that this child needs help with learning to read headings.

For more examples of reading records we encourage you to visit samples at:
http://www.heinemann.com/fountasandpinnell/casestudies_bas1.aspx

 

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