64. Instructionally-Relevant Diagnostic Assessment of Comprehension | 2022 Literacy Symposium

Speaking: Stephanie Stollar

Access all of the sessions at https://pattanliteracysymposium22.sched.com/ Educators often describe comprehension as the goal of all reading instruction and assessment. Making meaning from text requires multiple skills and processes that can be difficult to define, disentangle, and measure. Students may struggle with reading comprehension for a variety of reasons, including difficulty with word recognition, lack of background knowledge, trouble drawing inferences, low levels of word knowledge, slow reading rate, and others. Although universal screening can identify the students who are not comprehending, more in-depth, diagnostic assessments are needed to guide next steps for instruction.