RDLT-53900 Assessment of Literacy and English Language Learning

This course focuses on the selection, administration, and interpretation of a wide range of assessment tools and practices, including current formal and informal diagnostic instruments and the use of such tools in planning and evaluating instruction. Special attention is given to those instruments designed to evaluate language proficiency and academic achievement in bilingual and English language learners, as well as those instruments appropriate for the diagnosis of all readers. Candidates will be able to support teachers in the selection, use, and interpretation of such tools, especially considering characteristics of English language learners. Fairness and equity in test selection, administration, and interpretation are addressed. This course provides experience with hands-on administration and interpretation of reading assessment tools and practices and the analysis of data from multiple sources. Field experience (clinical) hours incorporate the administration of diagnostic instruments and the completion of a case report that synthesizes information into a comprehensive profile of a reader.