TLL 2520 - LITERACY ASSESSMENT & INSTRUCTION FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES IN INCLUSIVE SETTINGS IN SEC CLSSRM
General education classrooms are increasingly diverse and all teachers must be able to assess the literacy skills of and provide effective instruction to the children in their secondary classrooms for whom reading is a challenge. This course is designed to provide graduate students preparing to teach in general secondary education settings with an understanding of literacy assessment and instruction for children who are at risk or who have disabilities. Students will develop an understanding of assessment components included in a standards aligned system and be able to explain the differences between the various components and to articulate the proper use of each. Students will also gain an understanding of the components of reading, the challenges these pose for children with disabilities, and effective, research-validated methods for intervening. Students will select a child with a disability who is receiving reading instruction in a general education setting and demonstrate the ability to interpret standardized assessment, administer and interpret progress monitoring assessment, and successfully design an individualized, research-validated instructional plan for this child based on assessment data.
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