Prerequisite: EDUC 103. This course will explore current philosophies, assessment strategies, methods, and resources to support literacy development for emergent, beginning, transitional, and specialized readers. This course will develop the skills required to administer and analyze early literacy screenings, diagnostic spelling analyses, informal reading inventories, running records, readability and fluency ratings, and writing assessments. Particular attention will be given to assessment options and techniques that provide the rationale for instruction of individual students and enhance their progress through the stages of literacy development. Field experience in a public school setting is required.