EDRD604 Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties (3 cr.)
Prerequisite(s): EDRD600 , EDRD601 , EDRD602 , EDRD603
This course focuses on the concepts and skills needed to identify and successfully remediate reading and written language difficulties in all struggling readers, including those served in Title One and LD programs, English Language Learners with literacy delays, and competent readers who have lost motivation to read and write well. Concepts related to test construction, selection, and administration are explored through a case study approach. Uses of group and individual standardized and informal literacy measurements are featured.
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:
B. A teacher of reading must be able to use a wide range of instructional practices, approaches, methods and curriculum materials to support reading instruction:
(8) demonstrate competency through a variety of clinical experiences with elementary, middle, and high school students.
C. A teacher of reading must be able to use a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate effective reading instruction:
(1) understand the principles surrounding a wide variety of instruments, their purposes, strengths, and limitations;
(2) select appropriate tools for specific situations that includes assessment for diagnosis and progress monitoring;
(3) demonstrate expertise in the administration and interpretation of a wide variety of measures that track student progress by individual, class, cohort, and school;
(4) demonstrate expertise in using assessment information to plan differentiated classroom instruction for students, including those at different cognitive and developmental stages, and those from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds;
(5) use assessment data to develop interventions that address specific student needs;
(6) select materials, identify appropriate instructional strategies, and allocate resources needed to implement interventions and remediations; and
(7) communicate results of assessments to students, parents, caregivers, colleagues, and administrators.
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