Diagnostic Evaluation of Reading Problems (3) Utilization of formal and informal instruments and techniques appropriate in analyzing reading disabilities, grade K through 12; includes practicum.
EDUC 562 Diagnostic Evaluation of Reading Problems (3)
This course is required in the graduate Reading Specialist Certification Program. It is designed to develop students' understanding of (1) the factors related to reading disability; (2) assessment bias in relation to race/ethnicity, class, linguistic variety, and gender; (3) appropriate selection, use, and interpretation of formal and informal inventories); (4) basic measurement concepts, e.g., reliability, validity; (5) procedures for preparing and writing a diagnostic case study report in order to communicate effectively the findings of reading assessment data with all stakeholders. Emphasis is placed on developing analytical thinking abilities related to reading assessment as well as developing skill in professional writing. Methods of evaluation include written reviews of professional journal articles, the presentation of a formal assessment instrument to the class, and an in-depth written diagnostic case study report of a school-aged student having reading difficulties.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.