In today's schools, teachers must screen and monitor for academic difficulties and are expected to use assessments to guide their instruction. Understanding the assessment of students with dyslexia gives teachers the knowledge to identify which skills need remediation, and the students' strengths that can help them overcome their challenges. Assessing Dyslexia provides teachers with answers to questions they often have about assessment and is applicable not only to students with dyslexia but to all who struggle with reading.
Written in accessible terms throughout, this book offers information on understanding and interpreting psychoeducational reports and approaches on how to better communicate with parents and students regarding this process. By demonstrating how to use testing to guide their teaching, this book describes the why, how and what of assessment and promotes the self-sufficiency of teachers by providing them with a clear rationale for why particular instructional strategies should be used.
With encouragement for teachers to reflect on assessment critically and resources to expand their skill knowledge, this book provides a clear path to enhancing teachers' practice and improving their pupils' attainment. Assessing Dyslexia serves as a suitable reading for all teachers and represents a move from the "wait to fail" model to a test to teach approach, addressing the questions and anxieties of today's teachers.
Gad Elbeheri is the Founder and Chairman of Global Educational Consultants, Egypt.Siang Lee is the CEO of the Dyslexia Association of Singapore. He also sits on the Board of DAS subsidiaries, DAS Academy and DAS International. He is a member of the Global Partners Committee representing Singapore and was awarded the International Dyslexia Association's Excellence in Leadership Award in 2020.