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Hi everyone,
This week we have the pleasure of hosting Rosalind Davidson, from NCSALL
at Harvard.  Please see below for further details - note in particular
the ARCS website address, suggested preps, and the series of questions
that have been posed to you.  Another query:  anyone out there using the
ARCS already!??!  Let us know about your experience!
Thanks and looking forward to an interesting discussion!
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.
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?

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