Case Study: Part 1- Informal Reading Inventory As the third assignment for this course, you will study a student with serious reading problems or minor problems but is at least one year behind in grade level reading. Please ensure that the child’s grade level falls within the grade level of this course ( Grades 1-6).
1.Identify a child who might have either serious reading problems, minor reading problem, or simply requires assistance to be moved at least one level higher. This child can be in your classroom, or it can be your neighbor, your friend’s child, or relative, etc.
2.Administer an IRI and at least one additional reading assessment to identify the child’s current grade level.
(If you administer the graded word list that determines at what grade level the student should begin reading the oral passage, begin the word list two levels below the child’s present grade level. For example, if a child is in the first grade, then, you should administer the word list entitled Primer, which is two levels below the present grade level of a child. Please note that for grades 2 and 3, there are two lists. The first one is administered in the fall and the second in the spring.
The highest grade level at which the student has no errors on the graded word list is the grade level at which he or she begins reading the oral passage.)
The case study should include the following sections:
1.Description of child’s background – age, grade, socio-emotional issues
2.Description of the reading problem – include cognitive, behavior and physical attributes
3.Detailed account of the administration of the assessments– include environment and child’s behavior
4.Analysis of assessment results- include scores, identified student strengths and weaknesses.
5.Implications for teaching strategies that will improve student outcomes– identify at least three (3) strategies and explain why they are appropriate based on the assessment results.
6.Related research -What do specialists in the field tell us about the learning issues you identified, the effectiveness of the strategies you have recommended, etc.
7.Excerpts from the required text should also be included.
Case Study Part II- Intervention Plan:
After working with your student, a minimum of three times, administer a post assessment to identify progress or lack thereof. Based on the results of the post assessment, the Candidate will:
1. develop an intervention program designed to address the needs of the child.
2. describe how and why the program created and the steps and activities described will benefit the student.
3. analyze and reflect on the program.
4. discuss each activity in detail specifying which assessments will be used in the future, the rationale and how often they should be administered, the areas and skills that will be assessed.
use information from the post assessments, whether or not the child has mastered the skill (s), to create next steps, explaining how assessments, including formative and summative assessments, will be used for further planning .