Exams: There will be a mid-term and final exam (30 and 25 points, respectively). Both of these exams will be "synthesis" type, essay exams.
Article Critique (15 pts): You will read a current research article (i.e., report on a study) focused on assessment or intervention and provide a 2-page summary and critique as well as an evidence-based practice (EBP) form. Your topic must be on narratives, early literacy (e.g., print or phonemic awareness), word decoding, reading comprehension, or spelling. It cannot be a required reading for this class. If you have any questions whether your article qualifies as a research article on clinical services (a study was completed or, at the very least, observations were conducted on a group of individuals), please see me up to one week prior to the due date. Use the following suggested format for writing your critique: your reference goes at the top of the page, single spaced, following APA 5th edition guidelines, then: (the rest is double-spaced) 1–2 paragraphs (MAX!) summarizing the study (this includes information re: purpose, subjects, method, results, and conclusions), 1–2 paragraphs re: how the information relates to the class readings/lectures/discussion, 1–2 paragraphs re: clinical and/or implications, if any, and 1 paragraph re: what you thought of the article itself and any remaining questions (this can actually be written "separately" from the body of the paper, if it doesn't seem to flow).