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: IV. Reading Leadership

IV. Reading Leadership

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of how to develop and adapt reading programs to meet student needs within the framework of guidelines and regulations at the classroom, building, district, state, and federal levels
  1. Demonstrate an awareness of how to access literacy research and disseminate it across grade levels
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of how to use school-wide initiatives and other services to students to improve instruction
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of how standards and their assessment define curriculum, impact the reading program, and influence instruction
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of culturally relevant curricular approaches to improve instruction
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of how to critically analyze school-wide reading programs and initiatives in relation to reading goals and student needs
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of how to serve as a resource within the school
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of how to promote collaboration among colleagues (e.g., classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, volunteers) for the literacy development of all students
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of how to engage in, promote, and provide professional development opportunities
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of school and community when promoting home-school connections
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of how to promote positive and effective literacy connections between the home and the school
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of how to promote positive and effective literacy connections between the school and the community