Lenz, B.K., & Mellard, D. (1990). Content area skill assessment. In R.A. Gable & J.M. Hendrickson (Eds.), Assessing students with special needs: A source book for analyzing and correcting errors in academics (pp. 117-145). White Plains, NY: Longman.
Topic: Instruction and Intervention Issues
Subcategory: Think Piece
Summary: This book chapter focuses on four key elements of content area skills assessment: (1) distinguishing assessment of basic skills from content skills, (2) discussing factors in the design of content area assessment, (3) devising a content area skills assessment program, and (4) discussing ways of involving students in content area skill assessment.