EDRD6321 Reading Diagnosis Practicum

Course Description

This course focuses on identifying literacy needs of struggling readers. Graduate students diagnose, evaluate, and remediate students by analyzing collected data. Students administer and score formal and informal reading tests and apply knowledge of rubrics for spelling and writing. Intervention strategies and tutorials are included in this practicum approach coursework as well as ongoing assessments.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: No course prerequisites exist; however, admission to Graduate Studies or having been granted an exception by Graduate Studies is required.

Student Learning Outcomes 

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Analyze a student’s writing for strengths and challenges.
  • Administer and score literacy assessments.
  • Collaborate with peers to analyze data and share with appropriate parties (with parental consent).
  • Assemble and compose a comprehensive written portrait of a case study student.

This course addresses TEA Reading Specialist Standards I, II, III & IV and ILA Reading Specialist Standards 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 7.1, 7.3 and 7.4.