rdg555 | Graduate
Diagnosis And Remediation Of Reading & Writing Difficulties
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Interpreting and reporting assessment results
- Compare and contrast appropriate methods and settings for communicating assessment results to faculty, staff, families, and students.
- Interpret assessment results for an individual student.
- Examine reporting purposes and formats.
Planning remediation based on assessment results
- Create a remediation plan for an individual student based on assessment results and identified needs.
- Explore the use of Response to Intervention (RTI).
- Review reading and writing intervention programs.
Selecting appropriate texts and other materials
- Identify reading materials appropriate for beginning, middle grade, and adolescent readers.
- Examine leveled texts for guided reading.
- Investigate literature appropriate for independent reading and book clubs.
- Examine basal series for teaching reading.
Diagnosing students’ interests, strengths, and needs
- Examine factors related to reading and writing difficulties.
- Identify strategies and activities to explore students’ interests.
- Explain the importance of assessing for and building upon strengths.
- Identify instructional interventions and strategies to address areas of need.
Teaching reading skills and strategies
- Identify instructional methods for developing critical thinking in reading and writing instruction.
- Investigate best practices in teaching all five components of reading.
Strategies for teaching writing and spelling skills
- Identify best practices for teaching writing and spelling.
- Explore the various writing programs for teaching writing.
Classroom management issues
- Identify possible classroom management issues during assessment and instruction.
- Investigate methods for organizing and conducting formal and informal assessments.
- Propose strategies for preventing and resolving classroom management issues related to implementing assessments and instruction.
Use of technology for assessment, reporting and instructional interventions
- Examine software used to assess reading and writing, including those mandated by states and school districts.
- Investigate technology tools for reporting assessment results, including those mandated by states and school districts.
- Explore Internet and technology tools for identifying and implementing reading and writing instruction interventions.
- Discuss the use of technology to motivate and engage students in both assessments and instructional interventions.
- Examine the use of electronic portfolios as an assessment and instructional tool.
Communicating assessment results and student progress to stakeholders
- Present information on student’s assessment results, intervention plan and results of progress monitoring.
- Recommend future assessments and activities for the student.
- Evaluate tutoring experience.
Reading and writing assessments
- Identify characteristics and uses of norm-referenced, criterion-referenced, and performance-based assessments.
- Identify appropriate oral and written methods for assessing individual student progress.
- Analyze assessments for linguistically diverse and exceptional learners.
- Identify effective methods for assessing students' attitudes toward reading and writing.
- Explain the importance of using multiple assessments for decision making.
- Administer a variety of assessments to an individual student.
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