Introduction to Reading Assessment; Assessment of Phonological Skills
6.2 Issues in Assessing Phonological Skills
After viewing this module session participants will be able to:
- identify some of the challenges to assessing phonological skills
- Describe the importance of assessing working memory and rapid automatized naming
- Indicate why phonemic manipulation tasks are more useful than other phonemic awareness tasks
- Identify what constitutes “average” performance
Watch the session below.
*Please see the Transcripts resource folder located in Module 0 for a text copy of the transcript from this video.
- Each phonological core deficit area should be evaluated in word-reading evaluations
are several advantages to assessing working memory and rapid
practice because they correlate more strongly with reading, can assess phonemic
proficiency, and were used in the most successful reading intervention studies
performances need to be adjusted to refer to the top two thirds of students
(based on national norms)
Reflect & Connect
How might you design a battery that includes the assessment of phonological skills?