A convenient four-day series of live virtual seminars that will deepen your knowledge of assessment and help you gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of testing. Join nationally recognized assessment expert, Dr. Melissa Farrall, for a series of case-study investigations that will serve as a vehicle for learning about assessing student strengths and weaknesses, determining interventions, linking assessment data to instruction, and building effective strategies to support all students.
Assessment & Evaluation
Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Reading Comprehension, and Assessment
When reading difficulties arise, as they do for many children, effective intervention hinges on accurate, well-designed assessment. In this five-part recorded webinar series, renowned literacy expert, Melissa Farrall, Ph.D., unravels the complexity of reading, writing, and reading comprehension, guides educators in assessing literacy, provides parents and educators with a better understanding of reading difficulties, and recommends targeted interventions to help children who struggle.
Why Some Students Have Difficulty Learning
Learn practical strategies for building thriving and effective multi-tiered systems of support. Join nationally recognized assessment expert and Stern Center Director of Evaluation, Dr. Melissa Farrall, for a series of workshops on assessing student strengths and weaknesses, determining interventions, linking assessment data to instruction, and boosting the effectiveness of collaborating teams.
Orton-Gillingham: Diagnostic Assessment Workshop Series
Participants will learn how to administer a comprehensive diagnostic assessment that can be used as a universal assessment for students in grades K–2. This assessment battery can also be used with struggling readers to determine a starting place for OG instruction and ongoing progress monitoring.
Linking Assessment to Instruction with a Structured Literacy Approach
In this course, you will learn how to use data obtained through informal and formal testing to enhance instruction using a structured literacy or Orton-Gillingham (OG) Approach. You’ll explore different profiles of dyslexia together with comorbid conditions, such as specific language impairments and ADHD.
The Assessment Institute
Increasing your expertise in reading and writing assessment will help you identify the strengths and weaknesses of at-risk students and meet the unique needs of every learner more effectively. The Assessment Institute bridges the gap between the science of reading, reading instruction, and reading assessment, and provides training in assessing reading skills, writing reports, and developing recommendations for remediation and support.