Phonics Difficulties

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This report will cover new diagnosing and assessing procedures are being used for phonics difficulties. The studies of recent diagnostic procedures for phonics difficulties are important to me, as a teacher because I can learn new ways of diagnosing my students with difficulties they may have in phonics as soon as those difficulties show themselves. Diagnostic testing for phonics is used to identify skill deficits and that need a plan of assistance. As a teacher, I can the most recent combination of formal and informal assessments, as well as observation, to get performance information that focuses instruction. It is from that point of assessment and observation I can create a plan for my students to succeed. Diagnostic procedures are…show more content…
As a teacher you can see why I would like to know the most recent diagnostic procedures, so that what each student needs I can give early diagnostic and early intervention. TOWRE (Test of Word Reading Efficiency) is a nationally normed measure of word reading accuracy and fluency test. That can be administered quickly, it provides an well-organized means of monitoring the growth of two kinds of word reading skills that are critical in the development of overall reading ability: the ability to precisely recognize familiar words as whole units or "sight words" and the ability to "sound out" words quickly. According to the Assessment for Effective Intervention in a article in 2006 it had this to say about both the DIBELS & TOWRE program: “The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) are a series of fluency-based measures designed to assess early literacy skills. These fluency-based measures function as predictors of future reading performance and target critical component skills required to learn to read. This study was conducted to establish the convergent validity of DIBELS with a standardized measure of phonological decoding ability and sight word reading fluency, the Test of Word Reading Efficiency (TOWRE) (Torgesen, Wagner, & Rashotte, 1997). The TOWRE has been shown to have sufficient reliability and validity as a measure of word
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