Literacy Assessment Assignment
Introduction and Dispositions Toward Literacy
Optional Draft Due: September 27, 2010
A. Purpose of Assessment
-In what ways will you use the results of these assessments?
Think about student
evaluation, parent conferences, student study team, planning appropriate language arts
instruction, etc., including functional communication training to replace problem
-How will you share the results of these assessments with the student and his/her
B. Selection of Student
-How and why did you choose this particular student?
-What are your
concerning his/her language and literacy
2. Student’s Disposition Toward Literacy
A. Classroom/School Observations
You will want to observe this student in the classroom, OVER TIME, to discover how
s/he approaches classroom activities/lessons.
Observe and gather data from a variety of
contexts, such as SSR, ELD/SLD, Language Arts, Writers’ Workshop and any other time
of the day that involves literacy and/or language development.
Also observe this student
in other contexts such as on the playground, in the library, computer lab, cafeteria, etc. to
see if there are similarities and differences, particularly in regards to listening and
speaking, between the different contexts.
When you do your analysis for this section,
please provide specific evidence (the date, the context, and a description) for your
Some of you may be in placements where you are unable to observe your student in other
settings (e.g., SDC, Learning Resource Centers, etc.). In this section you should explicitly
state your setting and the limitations you may have in observing this students in other
settings (e.g., you are in SDC all day and cannot follow the student while s/he is included