COEHS Unit Assessment System
Advanced Preparation Program Candidate Assessment (Content Guidelines)
Reading Specialists

The goals for student learning appear in the list below, "Content Guidelines for Reading Specialist".
In the grid, "Opportunities to Learn in COEHS Coursework" and the "Techniques Used to Assess" student learning are listed for each goal.



Content Guidelines for Reading Specialist

Must have Knowledge and Skills in . . .

1) Language Arts Standards: Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for English Language Arts;
National Standards for the English Language Arts
           
2) Language Arts Processes:  e.g. reading, speaking, etc., interrelationships among them;
interdisciplinary & integrative aspects of language arts processes;
perception of reading as a process of constructing meaning through the interaction of the reader, text, & context of the reading situation
           
3) Language Arts Models: strengths & weaknesses of various literacy models.
           
4) Research: contributions of literacy scholars to the literacy knowledge base;
research in reading & language arts, special education., psychology, and other fields that address pupils with reading and learning disabilities;
historical & current perspectives, terminology, diagnostic procedures, & instructional approaches in reading and the language arts, psychology, & special education;
research methodologies, e.g., ethnographic, descriptive, experimental, & historical
           
5) Language: nature & structure of language; language variation; relationship of language systems, e.g., phonemic, morphemic, etc. to the language arts
           
6) Literacy, Language Acquisition, Language Development, Cognition & Learning:
major theories of literacy, language acquisition, language development, cognition, metacognition, & learning;
developmental process of the language arts, e.g., reading, writing, speaking, etc., from infancy through middle childhood;
nature and multiple causes of reading disabilities;
major definitions of family literacy & the impact of family structures, functions, relationships & dynamics on literacy development & educational progress;
cultural, linguistic, cognitive, & social aspects of literacy development & the interrelationships among these aspects & the language arts;
influence of physical, psychological, social, cultural, environmental & cognitive factors on learning, language development & reading;
influence of environmental context on use of language.
           
7) Literature: classic & contemporary literature, faction & non-fiction, i.e., oral, written, etc. at the best levels;
function & variety of literary forms.

8) Sociocultural & Political Aspects of Literacy: literacy as a means for shaping & transmitting culture; relationship between political processes & reading policy.

Goal
Opportunities to Learn in COEHS Coursework
Techniques Used to Assess
**Reflective Journey Checkpoint
Reflective Journey Project/Presentation
(all courses)
1
Reading 705

Process Writing
Demonstration
Lesson for Standards
Cooperative Learning Creating a Lesson based on Standard
1
Reading 721
Lesson plans aligned to standards
1
Reading 735
Demonstration Lesson indicating standards
Secondary Reading Proposal Alignment to Standards
1
Reading 780
Needs Assessments
2-Year Plan
1
Reading 785
Needs Assessment
1
Reading 790
Reading Assignment
Articles on Standards and Policy
2
Reading 705

Philosophy Statement
Personal Learning Experience
Process Writing
Mini Conference
2
Reading 720
Informal Assess
Including Observations
Instructional Plans
Lesson Plans
2
Reading 721
Case Report and Assessment
2
Reading 735
Exams
Lesson Presentations
Secondary Reading Proposal
2
Reading 785
Needs Assessment
2
Reading 790
Reading/Reflections/Presentations on research articles
3
Reading 705

Demonstration Lessons on Models
Cooperative Group Evaluation
3
Reading 735
Model Lessons
Exam
Learning Journal
3
Reading 790
Reading/Reflections/Presentations on Methods and Models
4
Reading 705


Process Writing
Personal Learning Experience
Philosophy Statement
4
Reading 715
Article and Book Critique
Symposium
4
Reading 735
Journal Article Critiques
4
Reading 765
Journal Article Critiques
4
Reading 780
Reading/Reflections/Presentations
Presentations on research articles
4
Reading 785
Action Research
4
Reading 790
Oral History Project
5
Reading 705


Phonics Lesson using one of the Cueing Systems
Discussion based on Reutzel and
Check List for Discussion based on Reutzel and Cooter
5
Reading 720
Informal Assessments including an analysis of spelling/writing samples
Running Records
Miscue Analysis
Phonics Test
5
Reading 735
Exams
5
Reading 790
Article Reflections on DiscourseTheory
Second Language Learning
Sociocultural Perspectives
6
Reading 705

Mini Conference/Poster Session Philosophy Statement
Text Reading: Reflections
Text Reading: Leading Discussion
6
Reading 720
Case Studies
Instructional Plans
6
Reading 721
Case Studies
6
Reading 735
Exam
Literacy Autobiography
6
Reading 765
Text Reading Reflections
6
Reading 780
School Needs Assessment
2-year Plan
6
Reading 790
Article Reflection on Discourse Theory
Second Language Learning
Sociocultural Perspective
7
Reading 705
Book Shares
7
Reading 721
Selection of Books for Tutoring
7
Reading 735
Lesson Demonstrations
Annotated Bibliography
8
Reading 705

Process Writing
Philosophy Statement
Routman’s Crossroads
Oral Critique
8
Reading 715
Symposium and Synthesis Project and Readings
8
Reading 735
Exam Questions
RAFT Assignment
8
Reading 780
Needs Assessment
2-year Plan
8
Reading 790
Article Reflections


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