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EDUC 340 Assessment for Reading Instruction

Prerequisite: Admission to Phase II. (Both semesters/3 credits) 

This course is designed to assist pre-service teachers in becoming proficient consumers and users of classroom-based assessments and assessment data. Instruction will focus on building knowledge of the purposes of assessment; types of assessment tools; how to administer and use several valid, reliable, well-researched formal and informal assessments of reading and related skills; how to effectively interpret the results of assessments; and how to communicate assessment results in a variety of contexts. Participants will show that they can use assessment data to guide instructional decisions. Participants will demonstrate their abilities by selecting, administering and/or interpreting assessments appropriate for screening, progress monitoring, diagnosing and outcome measurement.