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Winter/Spring 2015
Oct 22, 2016
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EDL 7518 - Literacy Assessment Practicum
Graduate students who are pursuing the Literacy Birth through 6th grade certification or the Literacy 5th grade through 12th grade certification must register for three credits. They will select a student to work with for EDL 7518, and they will continue to work with this same student in EDL 7519. The student's grade level should correspond with the certification area the graduate student is pursuing, and the student should be a member of one or more of the following populations: socioeconomically disadvantaged, English language learners, and students who have disabilities. Graduate students will learn how to: (a) use informal and formal assessment techniques to ascertain the literacy strengths and weaknesses of their student; (b) conduct parent and teacher interviews; and (c) write a literacy profile based on assessment findings. Graduate students will increase their understanding of the following: the reading the writing processes and theories of literacy development. Topics covered include: socio-cultural issues related to literacy acquisition/development; an understanding of difficulties in acquiring listening, speaking, reading, and writing; the identification of dyslexia; the impact of physical, perceptual, emotional, social, cultural, environmental, and intellectual factors on learning, language development, and literacy acquisition; norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests; naturalistic learner-based assessment techniques; the Early Literacy Profile; and the English Language Arts Assessments. Prerequisite(s): EDL 5500 and EDL 6502.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Education Division
Literacy Education Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     

(Graduate level EDU 5500 Minimum Grade of D- or Graduate level EDL 5500 Minimum Grade of D-) and (Graduate level EDU 6502 Minimum Grade of D- or Graduate level EDL 6502 Minimum Grade of D-)

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