This course is designed to provide teachers with assessment procedures for students on an achievement spectrum from below grade level to above grade level 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 practicum in a partnership school. 20 hours of clinical experiences focus on effective assessment and teaching procedures based on awareness of individual learners.