Ch 7: MTLE Reading Teacher: Using Reading Assessment Data

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Expert instructors can help you gain the insights you need to answer questions related to using reading assessment data on the MTLE Reading Teacher assessment. Short lessons explore learning disabilities, parent-teacher conference tips and more.

MTLE Reading Teacher: Using Reading Assessment Data - Chapter Summary

In this chapter are quality lessons you can use to enhance your preparations for the MTLE Reading Teacher assessment. Refresh your knowledge of using reading assessment data to ensure you're able to:

  • Explain how to use data to inform instruction and summarize assessment results
  • Describe teaching strategies for phonological and phonemic skills, phonics and sight words
  • Identify children with a learning disability and early signs of a reading disability
  • List reading programs for students with special needs and parent-teacher conference tips
  • Discuss how to observe reading behaviors in students and involve family and other professionals in child assessments
  • Share ways to communicate effectively within positive education partnerships
  • Provide tips for maintaining records and reports as a reading instructor

The lessons in this chapter offer a unique learning opportunity by allowing you to absorb the materials at your own pace. You can review them any time, day or night, and revisit them as often as you'd like. Access lesson transcripts with easily identifiable vocabulary words to deepen your understanding of how to use reading assessment data. Also, feel free to gauge your comprehension of the lessons by taking self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam.

13 Lessons in Chapter 7: MTLE Reading Teacher: Using Reading Assessment Data
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Using Data to Inform Instruction

1. Using Data to Inform Instruction

This lesson highlights how data is used to improve student achievement through instruction, assessment, analysis, and re-teaching. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.

Teaching Strategies for Phonological & Phonemic Skills

2. Teaching Strategies for Phonological & Phonemic Skills

In this lesson, you'll gain an understanding of teaching strategies for helping students improve phonological skills. You'll also learn activities related to phonemic skills, and take a quiz to check your knowledge.

Teaching Strategies for Phonics & Sight Words

3. Teaching Strategies for Phonics & Sight Words

Learning about phonics is a crucial aspect of learning to read and write. This lesson offers concrete strategies for teaching phonics and sight words.

Summarizing Assessment Results: Comparing Test Scores to a Larger Population

4. Summarizing Assessment Results: Comparing Test Scores to a Larger Population

Assessment results can yield valuable information about the individual test-taker and the larger population of test-takers. This lesson will describe how to compare test scores to a larger population by explaining standard score, stanines, z-score, percentile rank and cumulative percentage.

Summarizing Assessment Results: Understanding Basic Statistics of Score Distribution

5. Summarizing Assessment Results: Understanding Basic Statistics of Score Distribution

Summarizing test results is a critical component of the assessment process. In order for results to be used effectively, they must be summarized in a way that allows educators to compare the achievement of one student to others. This lesson will describe the first step in summarizing results: understanding the basic statistics of score distribution.

Identifying Early Signs of a Reading Difficulty

6. Identifying Early Signs of a Reading Difficulty

This lesson introduces the signs and symptoms often displayed by early elementary age students who are having difficulty with reading. Specific signs at each grade level are identified and discussed.

Learning Disabilities: How to Identify Children with a Learning Disability

7. Learning Disabilities: How to Identify Children with a Learning Disability

Identifying children with a learning disability can be tricky because it can be confused with a lack of interest in a school subject. In this lesson, we will look at how learning disabilities can be identified and the three most common learning disabilities: dyscalculia, dysgraphia and dyslexia.

Reading Programs for Students With Special Needs

8. Reading Programs for Students With Special Needs

Teaching students with disabilities presents many challenges, mostly because of the diversity of your learners. When creating or selecting a reading program, it is important that teachers understand the most important areas of reading instruction.

Observing Reading Behaviors in Students

9. Observing Reading Behaviors in Students

You can learn so much about a child by watching him or her read. This lesson will give you some ideas about how to observe students' reading behaviors and what to do with what you learn via these observations.

Involving Family & Other Professionals in Child Assessments

10. Involving Family & Other Professionals in Child Assessments

In this lesson, we will look at the kinds of professionals who might be involved in child assessments and how to encourage the family to participate in the ongoing assessment of their children.

Parent Teacher Conference Tips

11. Parent Teacher Conference Tips

'It takes a village to raise a child.' Although many know this to be an old African proverb, research has shown that student achievement increases when parents and teachers work together. This lesson will explore the importance of the parent-teacher conference when it comes to student success.

Communicating Effectively Within Positive Education Partnerships

12. Communicating Effectively Within Positive Education Partnerships

In education, partnerships between teachers and parents, professionals, school and community groups, and others often exist to benefit young children. This lesson focuses on ways to communicate effectively to help these partnerships succeed.

Maintaining Records & Reports as a Reading Instructor

13. Maintaining Records & Reports as a Reading Instructor

All teachers rely upon paperwork to portray the position of student learning. This lesson discusses how to use records and reports to improve your role as a reading instructor.

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