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EDU-460 Assessment of Reading

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course provides students with a background in assessment and its relationship to instruction. Students will learn about the variety of assessments available to the classroom teacher in the areas of reading and writing and how to administer, score, and interpret the results of these various assessments.  Instructional decisions regarding the educational program of the child, and his/her diverse needs will also be examined.  [3 credits]  NOTE: Please refer to cohort schedule.  Additional class times may meet in previous semester.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Select, administer, and interpret well-researched reading assessments for screening, diagnosis, progress monitoring, and outcome purposes. 
  2. Use data from scientifically based reading assessments to make educational decisions, including classroom groupings, referral to specialists, and the evaluation of the effectiveness of practices and programs
  3. Use effective techniques for communicating assessment results to peers, students, and parents. 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Class attendance/participation
  2. Journal article review/summary
  3. Case study checkpoints
  4. Early literacy assessment
  5. Group screening
  6. Case study
  7. Prescriptive plan and presentation

REQUIRED/RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK(S) OR MATERIALS:

Access the bookstore website at www.ndm.bncollege.com  for textbook information.

OTHER COURSE INFORMATION:

  • This course does not require any assignments prior to the first class.
  • Attend all classes on time.  Please notify the instructor, in advance, if you will be absent.  Due to the amount of information in this course, it is not advisable that you not miss a class.  Please note that one absence will impact your grade.