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Content Area Reading Assessment: A Formative Measure of the Common Core State Standards

By Lauren Leslie, JoAnne Schudt Caldwell

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Oct 7, 2014


This informative new book gives pre- and in-service teachers valuable help for assessing reading comprehension and meeting the needs of adolescent learners in the age of the Common Core State Standards. The Content Area Reading Assessment (CARA) is a formative, group-administered assessment of reading comprehension that teachers can use to determine students’ abilities to answer questions based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts and Literacy (ELA) in Content Areas. CARA is comprised of literature, social studies, and science passages taken from representative textbooks at grades four through high school.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: Introduction to the CARA

CHAPTER 2: Research Perspective for the CARA                                                                   

CHAPTER 3: Description of the CARA                                                                                   

CHAPTER 4: Directions for Administering and Scoring of the CARA QuestionsPart I 

CHAPTER 4: Scoring CARA OptionsPart II                                                  

CHAPTER 5: Suggestions for Classroom Instruction–Part 1                             

CHAPTER 5: Strategies for Specific Standards – Part 2                                  

CHAPTER 6: Challenges in the Development of the CARA                                          

CHAPTER 7: Teacher Answer Keys   

CHAPTER 8: Student copies