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EDUC 603 Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties (3 credits)
Includes a thorough examination of formal and informal assessment techniques and the theoretical and practical issues that resolve around assessment. Emphasis is placed upon the nature and uses of assessment data, statistical concepts related to assessment, and school politics and practices related to assessment. Students administer, critique, and interpret a battery of reading and reading-related assessments and use the data they have gathered to develop a program of instructions that meet the needs of students. Particular emphasis will be placed on the nature of reading comprehension and the techniques with which comprehension is assessed.