The link between standard and dual language teachers’ Spanish literacy instruction and ue of formative assessments. García, G. E. & Lang, M. G. (2018).

This article was submitted by Joey García. After re-reading the 1994 García & Pearson article on assessment and diversity, I realized the relevance of the 2018 article to several of the questions that David and I asked at the end of the 1994 article.… Read the rest

The assessment of reading comprehension: A review of practices: past, present, and future. Pearson & Hamm, 2005.

During the work of the Rand Commission that redefined reading comprehension at the last run of the century, they commissioned some papers on aspects of reading comprehension, assessment among them.  They asked me to do the review of the history of reading comprehension assessment.  … Read the rest

Skills management systems: A critique. Johnson, D. D., & Pearson, P. D. (1975)

Dale Johnson and I wrote this 1975 piece in the heyday of Skills Management Systems like Wisconsin Design and Fountain Valley, all of which managed kids’ journey through a labyrinth of sub-skill tests and practice dittoes (before photo duplication), one skill after another after another.  … Read the rest

When portfolios become part of the grading process: A case study in a junior high setting. Sarroub, L. K., Pearson, P. D., Dykema, C., & Lloyd, R. (1997)

This book chapter published in the National Reading Conference Yearbook, 46th Edition, stands out to me as one of the more wonderful researcher/public school teacher collaborations of my career. Wow — the amount of work and thinking we did as we facilitated 8th graders’ understandings of the Michigan English Language Arts Framework standards at the time!… Read the rest

Recent Developments the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP): An Analysis of Conceptual, Digital, Psychometric, and Policy Trends. Pearson,P. D. (2017)

In 2017 Prof P David Pearson delivered the OUCEA Annual Lecture at the Ashmolean Museum on 25th May.

‘Recent Developments in Reading Assessment in the USA National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP): An Analysis of Conceptual, Digital, Psychometric, and Policy Trends’ the rest

Vocabulary assessment: What we know and what we need to learn. Pearson, P. D., Hiebert, E. H., & Kamil, M. L. (2007)

Michael, Freddy, and I have long shared an interest in vocabulary–its learning, assessment, and pedagogy.  We undertook this effort to characterize three faces of vocabulary assessment–its conceptual base, its theoretical assumptions, and its format and operationalization. … Read the rest

Theory and practice in statewide reading assessment: Closing the gap. Valencia, S.W., Pearson, P.D. Peters, C.W., & Wixson, K. (1989)

The four of us (Sheila, Karen, Charlie, and I) were key movers in the novel assessments developed for Michigan (Karen and Charlie) and Illinois (Sheila and I) in the late 1980s.  This piece, written primarily for policy makers, outlines the rationale behind these efforts.… Read the rest

Assessment and Diversity. Garcia, G. E. & Pearson, P. D. (1994)

Linda Darling Hammond asked Joey and me to write this piece for one of her volumes of RRE.  We did not know what a treat we were in for when we acquired Ed Gordon as our consulting editor.  How much we learned!… Read the rest