Integration of Assessment into Classroom Reading

Course Code: RED4312

Credit Hours: 3

Effective beginning: 2021-22


Course Description:
This course introduces formal and informal methods and materials used to identify reading strengths and weaknesses of students. Emphasis is placed on integrating assessments into the curriculum to strengthen instructional strategies and student success. The student will increase and apply knowledge and skills in the uniform core curriculum relevant to this content area. This course requires a minimum grade of “C” in order to receive credit. 10 hours of participation and teaching required.

Course Details


RED 3009, RED 3311 or RED 3360 


Casey Dowgul



Required textbooks/ course materials:

Lipson, M.Y. & Wixon, K.K. (2012). Assessment and Instruction of Reading and Writing Difficulties: An Interactive Approach. (5th Ed.). Pearson.  ISBN: 9780132685788


Assignment/course outline:

See Instructor First Day Handout


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

E – 1   Designs and plans effective instructional lessons.

E – 2   Maintains a student-centered learning environment that is safe, organized, equitable, flexible, inclusive and collaborative.

E – 3   Delivers and facilitates effective instruction.

E – 4   Analyzes and applies data from multiple assessments to diagnose learning needs and inform instruction.

E – 5   Designs purposeful professional goals for continuous improvement to strengthen instructional effectiveness and impact student learning.

E – 6   Practices professional responsibility and ethical conduct and fulfills expected obligations to students, the public, and the education profession.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Interpret students’ formal and informal test results

Articulate and analyze major types of derived scores and test items from standardized tests

Demonstrate the administration and interpretation of instructional assessments

Analyze data to articulate trends that demonstrate adequate progress in student reading development

Develop differentiated instruction using appropriate data (grouping strategies, intensity of instruction: ii vs. iii) and develop appropriate curricular materials, and strategies

Articulate interpretive issues that may arise when English language tests are used to assess reading growth in LEP students and create reading assessment techniques appropriate for diagnosing and monitoring reading progress of LEP students and students with disabilities in the area of reading







Task CC1A – RU

Task CC1A – RU, Task CC1C – RU, MA 1 - W

Task CC1A - RU

Task CC1C – RU

Task CC1C – RU

MA 2 - DB



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  • Attend and participate in class regularly.
  • Read all assigned material before class.
  • Study in-class notes and on-line (Canvas) materials.
  • Complete assigned projects in a timely manner to enable reflections and revisions on the final product.
  • Seek opportunities to practice teaching skills through tutoring and substituting in K-12 schools.
  • Collaborate with peers and other professionals.


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