The Nuts and Bolts of Literacy Assessments: Why, How, and What
By Dr. Margie Gillis
August 9-12, 2021 @ 9a.m.-noon
This four 1/2 day, 12-hour long online course (3h/day) will use McKenna and Stahl’s Cognitive Model of Reading Assessment as a framework for how to implement a tiered literacy assessment framework for K-3 students. Learn how to select and implement assessment tools that can be used to identify at-risk students and guide interventions for K-3 students.
Part 1 “Early screening: identifying students at-risk”
Aug 9 & 10, 2021 @ 9 a.m. - noon (6 hrs)
Workshop participants will learn why it is important and how to identify students who are at-risk for reading difficulties, and how to use the screening data to determine what additional (i.e., diagnostic) assessment data is needed.
Part 2 “Implementing diagnostic assessments to drive intervention for at-risk students”
Aug 11 & 12, 2021 @ 9 a.m. - noon (6 hrs)
Workshop participants will learn what the diagnostic data tell us about students’ reading skills and how that information can be used to make instructional decisions. Participants will also learn how to monitor students’ progress in the ‘tier(s)’ of literacy instruction that they receive.
We recommend that participants attend both parts of the workshop but it is possible to sign up for Part 1 or Part 2 only.
We also strongly recommend that participants watch Dr. Gillis's free webinar (April 14, 2021) Using Assessments to Drive Literacy Instruction as a prerequisite for this course.