ARL647A Lang Arts Assess and Instruc I

Course Description

Develops the ability to assess the strengths and needs of students in reading, writing, and oracy through multiple measures. Includes classroom-based formal and informal, group and individual assessment. Also emphasizes assessment-based instruction, particularly early intervention strategies using flexible grouping, small groups, and one-on-one tutoring.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze the nature and purpose of reading/language arts assessment and its relationship to reading/language arts acquisition and cognition for speakers of English as a primary language and for English language learner (ELL).
  • Examine a variety of formal and informal assessment used for assessment of literacy development and growth.
  • Defend a plan to select, administer, score and interpret a battery of reading/language arts and learning measures including, where appropriate, data collected from allied professionals in the community.
  • Analyze diagnostic data other than test scores which might influence student performance.
  • Examine a variety of informal diagnostic strategies that tap the kind of real life reading tasks performed in and out of the classroom by all students.
  • Evaluate test results from the assessment battery for the parents and/or guardians of the students and/or to the students.
  • Create a personal assessment file/resource collection for use in ARL 647B and beyond.
  • Select information from professional journals for use in ARL 647B settings, own classrooms and beyond.