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Posted on January 15, 2014

Teacher Surveys of Literacy Instructional Practices

Teacher surveys are designed to assess secondary teacher practice on six global constructs related to effective integration of literacy instruction with subject area instruction. The six constructs are further divided into sub-constructs reflecting aspects of the apprenticeship model—reading opportunities offered to students; the nature and degree of teacher modeling, guidance, and support; and student opportunities for practice with key reading and discourse routines, tools, strategies, and dispositions.

Six global constructs related to literacy practices are assessed by the survey:

  • history or science reading opportunities
  • collaboration
  • metacognitive inquiry
  • comprehension strategies instruction
  • a feature of instruction called “negotiating success”—a focus on designing and modifying instruction and assessment in response to student learning needs
  • teacher beliefs about reading, learning, and diversity