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Date: Wed Apr 06 2005 - 12:12:45 EDT

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Hello fellow List members.  I hope this email finds you well.
I'm pleased to announce the following Guest Discussion, which will begin
on Monday of next week:
April 11 - 15
Topic:  Using Diagnostic Reading Assessments:  For whom, when to test,
and which to choose?
Guest:  Rosalind Davidson, Research Associate/Lecturer on Education,
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL),
Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Recommended preparations for this discussion:
Review the assessment website based on the Adult Reading Component Study
I suggest that you click on Match a Profile, to learn about the 11 ARCS
-based profiles developed, and where your student might fall within the
profiles.  Also, if you click on Take the Mini-Course, you will learn
about reading generally, assessing reading, and developing instruction.

Finally, here are some questions that I throw out to you all to consider
in preparation for our discussion with Rosalind next week:
What reading assessments do you use?  Why?
How do you determine a student's reading level?  (What reading
diagnostics do you use?)
What are the challenges you face trying to assess reading?
What recommendations do you have for assessing reading?
Thanks!  I'm looking forward to seeing you all here next week!
marie cora
Moderator, NIFL Assessment Discussion List, and 
Coordinator/Developer LINCS Assessment Special Collection at

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