Sep 25, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

EDU 244 - Assessment for Reading Instruction

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
Examine the techniques, processes, and instruments for assessing reading performance. Administer assessment tools, interpret assessment data, and diagnose reading deficiencies. Utilize assessment data for selecting instructional methods, facilitating instructional decisions, monitoring student performance and communicating assessment results in a variety of contexts. EDU 244 is a Maryland State Department of Education approved reading course.

Prerequisite(s): A bachelor’s degree and seeking teacher certification or permission from department chair.

Note: Typically offered OL; fall and spring terms.

Course Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify literacy assessments and explain their foci, purpose, and application.
  2. Explain the indicators and types of reading and writing disabilities.
  3. Explain the purposes of each type of literacy assessment.
  4. Establish instructional and programmatic goals and plans linked to assessment data.
  5. Explain the role of literacy assessment in a multi-tiered system of supports.
  6. Explain the types and features of literacy assessments.
  7. Explain the legal and ethical issues related to meaningful evaluation of students.
  8. Select or design assessments to make valid instructional decisions.
  9. Analyze assessment data.
  10. Communicate assessment information.