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Monitoring Student Growth: Reading Assessment and Data Interpretation

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits, 5 Quarter Credits, or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description
This course is designed to enhance a participant’s knowledge of reading assessment and data interpretation grades K-12.  Focus will be on scientifically based research and the cycle of decision making for classroom teachers. This course prepares teachers by providing them with the essential elements needed to interpret reading assessment and data to monitor student growth and guide instruction.

Global Goals of the Course
To deepen and/or apply the content and skills of the teacher’s existing professional knowledge base by meeting the following global goals of this course: 

1. To understand the educational implications of reading assessment and corresponding data interpretation to monitor student growth (NBPTS 1,2,3) (InTASC 1,2,4,5,6,7,8) (IRA 1,3)
2. To compare, contrast, and analyze informal assessments of reading (NBPTS 1,2,3) (InTASC 4,5,6,7,8) (IRA 1,3)
3. To compare, contrast, and analyze formal assessments of reading (NBPTS 1,2,3) (InTASC 4,5,6,7,8) (IRA 1,3)
4. To determine importance in reading assessment data (NBPTS 1,2,3) (InTASC 1,2,4,6,7) (IRA 1,3)
5. To evaluate progress monitoring data in respect to instruction  (NBPTS 1,2,3,4) (InTASC 1,2,4,6,7) (IRA 1,3)
6. To formulate a yearlong assessment plan (NBPTS 1,2,3,4,5) (InTASC 1,2,3,4,5,6,7) (IRA 1,3)

Self-Paced courses are delivered within our online classroom and available 24/7. You can begin your study program at any time.

Ongoing Enrollment
Online structured courses are delivered within our online classroom and available within a specific scheduled time window with your instructor.

Site based courses are delivered on site in certain locations during a specific date range with a live instructor.