EDUC 636 Literacy Coaching and Assessment
Emphasis will be on acquiring knowledge from the research literature and examples from the field of reliable, valid and fair assessment procedures that are available to inform literacy instruction. Candidates will come to understand standardized tests and informal assessments, including technology-based assessments, and to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that will enable them to coach classroom teachers in the administering and interpreting of these assessments. Included will be guidance in writing appropriate reports for various audiences and learning methods of diagnosis and assessment for both accountability and instructional reasons, with a focus on looking critically at the purposes and uses of assessment. Field component is required.
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