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2017 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

T41 - Assessing Listening Comprehension in a Comprehensive Reading Evaluation: The Heart of the Matter

Nov 9, 2017 4:30pm ‐ Nov 9, 2017 6:00pm

Standard: $20.00


This presentation focuses on the oral-language foundation that supports reading comprehension and its potential for informing instruction. The workshop examines how tests of listening comprehension can be used to shed light on the oral-language skills that are integral to reading comprehension. Different views of listening comprehension are examined, and standardized tests are compared and contrasted. Participants learn how to make informed decisions regarding test selection and how a well-designed evaluation can provide a window into the mind of the reader.

Learning Outcomes:

  • ASSESSMENT: Examine issues related to the assessment of dyslexia and how assessment results can inform the selection of academic interventions.
  • ASSESSMENT: Examine language/learning assessment process and practices for students with learning disabilities/dyslexia.

Disclosure: Melissa Lee Farrall has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


  • Melissa Farrall, Ph.D., Program Manager, Stern Center for Language and Learning

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