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EDU 3310 CBE: Foundations of Literacy Assessment and Instruction: Project 1

Project 1 Competency and Sub-Competencies

Competency 1:  Can explain current trends in early literacy assessment and instruction that are appropriate for elementary students.


  • Candidates will describe current trends in literacy assessment and the implications for classroom practice.
  • Candidates will describe the factors associated with literacy acquisition and development at the proficient level.
  • Candidates will explain the purposes, protocols for administration, and scoring procedures for a variety of literacy assessments at the K-2 and 3-5 level.

Project Deliverables
Create a Multimedia Literacy Assessment Guide that elementary school teachers can use as a reference for key concepts for early literacy and common literacy assessments. Your guide should include the following:

  • Glossary of terms for literacy foundations (Quizlet link)
  • Distinguish between a variety of types of assessment (screening, diagnostic, progress monitoring, etc.)
  • Protocols for key assessments for K-6 literacy (purpose, steps, scoring)
  • Annotated video links (assessment tutorials)
  • References

As a multimedia tool, your guide should include graphics, hyperlinks, and embedded content (audio and visual as appropriate).

Student Learning Resources

The following resources are Open Educational Resources that are project specific and provide the necessary knowledge base to develop your project and demonstrate your skills. Cite all sources used in APA format. 

Literacy Glossaries

Literacy Assessment Overviews

Skill Building Resources

Project Connection