rdg415 | undergraduate
Diagnosis And Remediation Of Reading Difficulties
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Assessment in Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties
- Identify the elements involved in implementing effective assessments for designing effective instructional plans.
- Define basic concepts and terms related to assessment.
- Describe how classroom assessments are used as formative and summative tools for guiding or monitoring student progress and for evaluating instruction.
- Analyze and use the results of end-of-year achievement tests for the development of instructional plans.
- Describe the importance of assessment in identifying and remediating reading difficulties.
- Explain the differences between formal and informal reading assessments.
- Identify informal instruments that assess the following areas of reading: Phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.
- Implement an Informal Reading Inventory (IRI).
- Compare and contrast norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests.
- Define validity and reliability.
- Identify formal instruments that assess the following areas of reading: Phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.
Strategies for Instructional Intervention
- Identify strategies for intervention in the following areas of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and study skills.
- Select appropriate reading texts to meet the instructional needs of a practicum student.
- Examine various pedagogical strategies to address diverse learning styles.
- Examine the organization and use of a school-wide multi-tiered model for instruction and intervention.
Communicating Test Results and Instructional Plans
- Analyze formats for communicating assessment information to students, parents, teachers, and professionals.
Types of Reading Difficulties
- Identify reading difficulties that students experience.
Stages of Reading
- Identify the stages of reading development.
Factors Impacting Reading Success and Failure
- Identify factors that impact reading success or failure.
- Examine how writing can influence reading success or failure.
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