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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2020 - 2021

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NFQ level 10 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

Learning Outcomes

1. Critically appraise the purposes of assessment – formative, summative, diagnostic, evaluative
2. Examine and review the principles of informal and formal assessment, including understanding of standard score, percentiles, confidence intervals, and importance of adherence to manual instructions
3. Develop, review and reflect on informal approaches to assessment – observations, checklists Informal screening tests, informal assessment measures and observational schedules
4. Demonstrate competence in assessing reading – phonological processes, decoding, comprehension, fluency
5. Assess the learner’s knowledge, skills and attitude to literacy
6. Carry out two assessments of learner(s) in own work setting –according to guidelines and criteria (AMBDA)
7. Create an individualised profile of the learner including strengths, needs, priority learning needs
8. Plan recommendations and appropriate lessons to support the learner
9. Write a report containing the individualised assessment and recommendations

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Total Workload: 0

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment% Examination Weight%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
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