READ 571 Principles/Methods of Diagnosis and Assessment K-12

Literacy theory (review/overview of the psychological, sociological, and linguistic foundations of reading processes and instruction, including developmental stages of literacy). Psychometrics (the science of measurement in the social sciences). Measures of reading proficiency and reading achievement (with specific examples of standardized reading measures and discrete-point reading proficiency measures). Authentic literacy assessment (with specific examples of authentic reading assessment tasks). Literacy assessment and students with special needs (English language learners, students with learning disabilities, talented and gifted students). Test ethics and how assessment results are used (including communication with various stakeholders). Recommended prerequisites: enrollment in ReadOregon Reading Endorsement program or COE Literacy or master's program.