RDLT-51800 Effective Assessment of Reading

This course focuses on the use of assessment for informing and improving instruction in literacy for all learners. Emphasis will be placed on the diverse factors that are involved in literacy development and the complexities of appropriately assessing student literacy learning, including the implications of cultural issues. The course will also explore considerations for the selection, administration, and interpretation of a wide range of assessment tools and practices, including current formal and informal diagnostic instruments. Case studies will be used to examine ethical use of literacy assessments and the use of literacy assessment information for instructional and policy decision-making.