Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    Jul 19, 2024  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDUC 246 - Assessment for Reading Instruction

Designed to support pre-service and in-service teachers in becoming proficient users of classroom-based assessments and assessment data. Instruction focuses on the purpose of assessment, types of assessment tools, and the administration and use of valid, reliable formal and informal assessments of reading. Participants will show that they can use assessment data to guide instructional decisions. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Reading Instruction requirements for an initial certificate in Elementary Education. This course does not fulfill any requirements for the A.A.T. PREREQUISITE(S): EDUC 243  or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week. Formerly ED 219.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Explain an assessment protocol, with test scores and resulting classifications, with accuracy and clarity while also focusing on what the results mean for teaching and learning.
  • Incorporate technology such as spreadsheets, word processing, or computer-generated reports into written communications about assessment results.
  • Rewrite a technical report into language appropriate to a given audience such as parents, students, colleagues, and administrators.
  • Identify potential misuses of testing with students with handicapping conditions, second language issues, or other special circumstances.
  • Define and use assessment terminology.
  • Explain why an assessment is or is not valid and/or reliable and explain how this knowledge would inform assessment-related decisions.
  • Complete an observational checklist, student interview, or survey about a child’s reading behavior and reading habits.
  • Administer a screening assessment.
  • Complete a record review and a parent interview on one or more students with reading problems.

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