SPE 430: Diagnosis and Evaluation of Literacy

Class Program
Credits 3

This course is designed to provide teachers with assessment procedures and effective instructional and diagnostic techniques in reading. Instruction is provided in a self-directed portfolio mode featuring acquisition of theory, teaching strategies, and assessment procedures. Students participate in formal and informal testing including achievement, criterion references, observational, and portfolio strategies. Implementation of the teacher's knowledge of this curriculum is achieved within a directed reading field experience in a partnership school. A field experience of 40 hours is required and focuses on effective assessment and teaching procedures based on awareness of individual learners.