Course DescriptionThis course provides a comprehensive, practical approach that details-and illustrates through a wealth of examples-how to assess students and how to use assessment results to screen students, monitor progress, and provide effective instruction. Grounded in theory and research, yet practical in nature, this course provides 46 easy-to-follow, step-by-step sample lessons covering virtually every major skill or strategy for successfully assessing and instructing struggling readers of all ages. The emphasis is on teaching students' strategies they can use independently for developing skills in word recognition, vocabulary, comprehension, reading in the content areas, writing, spelling, and studying. With extensive coverage of Response to Intervention and the impact of the Common Core State Standards, the course covers areas of assessment including basic concepts of test and measurements; standardized measure, including curriculum-based instrument; and informal but highly regarded assessment methods such as the informal reading inventory, miscue analysis, running records, observation, think-alouds, checklists, conference, rubrics, performance assessment holistic scoring of writing and portfofolio assessment, and student self-assessment. It also includes extensive coverage of screening, progress monitoring, interim assessments, diagnosis, and outcome measures, with numerous suggestions for practice and reinforcement, including the use of technology.
A link to the Armchair Ed course assignments and exams will be included in the registration confirmation and receipt email that will be automatically sent to students immediately upon completion of the registration process. Any required textbooks must be purchased separately.
The link can also be accessed after enrollment by logging into the Student Portal and clicking the link listed under View Online Resources.