E T S Praxis Series

Reading Specialist (0300)

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Topics Covered

Representative descriptions of topics covered in each category are provided below.

Current section: III. Application of Theoretical and Knowledge Bases of Reading in Diagnosis and Assessment

III. Application of Theoretical and Knowledge Bases of Reading in Diagnosis and Assessment

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature and multiple causes of reading difficulties
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the appropriate selection, use, and interpretation of formal assessment tools (e.g., norm-referenced tests, criterion-referenced tests, formal and informal inventories, on-demand direct writing) and teacher-developed assessment tools (e.g., constructed-response measurements, portfolio-based assessments, running records, miscue analysis, student self-evaluations, work/performance samples, observations, anecdotal records, journals) to report, evaluate and modify instruction for successful learning
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of basic measurement concepts (e.g., reliability, validity)
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of how to consult and collaborate with the classroom teacher to use assessment results to evaluate and modify reading instruction
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of how to communicate the findings of reading assessment data with all stakeholders effectively (e.g., students, parents, classroom teachers, guidance counselors, speech teachers, and other personnel)
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of how to communicate and collaborate children’s reading development with families effectively