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RDNG/511

Reading Assessment

Online

Format

$525

Estimated Tuition

credits

Total credits

weeks

Course length

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11 Jan 2022

Enroll by 1pm Central: 07 Jan 2022 09:00:00 AM

Enroll by 1pm Central: 04 Mar 2022 09:00:00 AM

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Reading Assessment

Course level: Continuing Teacher Education

This course focuses on K-12 reading assessment. Participants examine various types of assessment for use in the classroom, the school, the district, and the state. Participants explore objective tests, performance assessments, and standardized testing. Topics include evaluation of curriculum and assessment, data-driven decision making, response to intervention for struggling readers, diversity and assessment, and ethical and legal considerations. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Overview of Reading Assessments

  • Summarize the role of assessment in reading instruction.
  • Compare and contrast formative and summative assessments.
  • Define basic concepts and terms related to assessment.
  • Identify the assessment policies for your classroom, school, district, and state.

Informal and Formal Reading Assessments

  • Compare and contrast formal and informal assessments.
  • Identify the purposes and characteristics of informal reading assessments.
  • Identify informal reading instruments that assess the following areas of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
  • Describe ways in which informal reading assessments can be used to guide or monitor student progress and evaluate instruction.
  • Identify the purposes and characteristics of norm-referenced and criterion-referenced assessments.
  • Describe instructional strategies and methods to help prepare students for standardized assessments.
  • Interpret and communicate standardized assessment results.
  • Identify formal assessments that assess the following areas of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and instruction.

Evaluating and Guiding Curriculum and Instructional Planning with Assessments; Implementing a Balanced Assessment System

  • Describe ways in which reading assessments can be used to evaluate and influence curriculum and instructional planning.
  • Evaluate the organization and use of a school-wide multi-tiered model for intervention, such as response to intervention (RTI).
  • Explain the purpose and process of progress monitoring.
  • Identify the components of a comprehensive balanced assessment system.

Diversity, Differentiation, and Ethical/Legal Considerations in the Assessment Process

  • Analyze critical issues related to diversity and assessment.
  • Analyze assessment modifications and accommodations for English language learners and diverse learners.
  • Explain how the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) relates to assessment.
  • Analyze ethical and legal issues in assessment.

Prerequisite details

Prerequisites details

A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process.

To meet a course prerequisite requirement, a student must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed the prerequisites course at University of Phoenix

  • Provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution.

  • Have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.

Prepare your documents

During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution, be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript.

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(866) 354-1800

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(866) 354-1800

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We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) or its predecessor for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

 

Next steps

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Transfer credit

Credit Transfer

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How to request your transcripts

Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.

The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. Although our continuing teacher education courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing teacher education courses are not eligible to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.

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