Read Oregon: An Oregon Collaborative for Improvement of Literacy

formerly known as CREADE
Collaborative Reading Education And Distance Education


ED 566: Practicum in Literacy Assessment (1 cr)
Winter 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Winter 2014 (01/06/14 - 03/21/14)

Dr. Phillip Hofmann, Eastern Oregon University

Ed 566 provides the literacy professional with an opportunity to develop a diagnostic literacy profile of a student and create a detailed literacy assessment report recommending an individual program for improvement of students' literacy skills.
PREREQUISITES There are no required prerequisites for this course. However, learners are assumed to be teachers with access to K-12 students.
Readings from textbook and Internet with postings to discussion board; classroom-based assignments for K-12 students; culminating project.
STANDARDS This course supports the following International Reading Association's 2010 revised Standards for Reading Professionals:
3.1 Candidates understand types of assessments and their purposes, strengths, and limitations.
3.2 Candidates select, develop, administer, and interpret assessments, both traditional print and electronic, for specific purposes.
3.3 Candidates use assessment information to plan and evaluate instruction.
3.4 Candidates communicate assessment results and implications to a variety of audiences.
Upon completion of the course, students can
  1. Develop a diagnostic literacy profile of a student.
  2. Assess the full-range of students' reading abilities.
  3. Comprehend reading and writing difficulties and the factors that contribute to reading and writing problems.
  4. Assess the strengths and weaknesses of readers and writers.
  5. Conduct and interpret the diagnosis of student reading skills
  6. Develop flexible assessment to match the needs of the individual student.
  7. Complete a literacy assessment profile for a student
  8. Recommend an individual program for improvement of students' literacy skills.
CORE/ELECTIVE This graduate course can be used as 1 core credit in the Literacy Assessment thematic area in the 24-credit Reading Endorsement program, the 12-credit Literary Education program, or for individual professional development. Please consult an advisor at your home institution about adding this course to your program.
INSTRUCTOR Dr. Phillip W. Hofmann, Assistant Professor of Literacy and Education, Eastern Oregon University. 16 years as K-12 language arts and reading teacher in California and Oregon. Seven years teaching at EOU. Reader's Theater expert. Author of children's books. (BA, San Diego State University; MA and PhD, Claremont Graduate University)
K-12 teachers interested in literacy assessment and teachers working toward a reading endorsement.
Students should expect to spend 3 hours per week for 10 weeks in course-related activities (e.g., reading the text and course materials, posting to discussion forums, completing written reports/papers and classroom-based assignments). This course is online and does not require in-person attendance. Assignments are completed on the learner's time schedule and are due as posted.
TEXTBOOK Textbook(s) are required for this course. You will find the textbook listed in the syllabus that is posted online at the EOU website or you may contact the instructor. For most classes, the EOU Bookstore will be a source for the textbook.
COST No course in the ReadOregon curriculum will cost more than $359 per credit, including all fees.
CONTACT For more details on this course, please contact Dr. Phillip Hofmann at Eastern Oregon University.


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