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Assessing Reading Comprehension and Related Skills

This module is comprised of two sessions

Site: Colorado Department of Education - LMS
Course: OD-Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties
Book: Assessing Reading Comprehension and Related Skills
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Date: Saturday, 1 October 2022, 5:44 AM

Module 9

This module is comprised of two sessions. 

Session Titles

9.1 Reading Comprehension Testes

9.2 Language Comprehension and Related Tests


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9.1 Reading Comprehension Tests

Learning Intentions

After viewing this module session participants will be able to: 

  • identify the different ways that reading comprehension can be evaluated based upon the nature of the tests
  • interpret reading comprehension tests in the context of a student’s overall reading skill profile.

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*Please see the Transcripts resource folder located in Module 0 for a text copy of the transcript from this video. 

Summary

  • Reading comprehension tests vary by format and length of individual test items
  • Format and passage length affect outcomes and are also affected differently by word-reading skills and oral language comprehension skills
  • Best practices involve the use of multiple reading comprehension test formats and interpreting results in light of a student’s word-reading skills and oral language comprehension

Reflect & Connect

What reading comprehension subtests do you use? How might you use or interpret them differently?






9.2 Language Comprehension and Related Tests

Learning Intentions

After viewing this module session participants will be able to: 

  • identify language skills that support reading comprehension
  • select and interpret language-related tests to further understand the source of reading comprehension difficulties

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*Please see the Transcripts resource folder located in Module 0 for a text copy of the transcript from this video. 

Summary

  • Language comprehension difficulties can affect reading comprehension
  • Language comprehension in influenced by several specific skills, such as vocabulary, background knowledge, and/or working memory
  • Assessments of the language-related skills can help identify the source(s) of the language comprehension difficulties that affect reading comprehension
  • Knowing a student’s language skill profile can assist in targeting interventions

Reflect & Connect

Do you incorporate language related assessments into reading evaluations? If not, how best may you do that in the future?