Nineteen wonderful new assessors were trained on August 10th, 2013. A big thank you goes out to our trainers Phil Tawes, Judy Smallwood and Ellen Webster, as well as to Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church in Severna Park for graciously hosting this training session.
Assessors have a very important job at our literacy Council.
They are trained to give the Laubach Way to Reading (LWR)Diagnostic Inventory test to each new student. The purpose of the LWR Diagnostic Inventory is both to place students in the appropriate LWR skill book and to give the tutor a fairly detailed record of a student’s present reading skills. By profiling a student’s strengths and weaknesses in reading, the Diagnostic Inventory alerts a teacher to the skills that probably ought to receive special emphasis during lessons and to the skills that may only require relatively short periods of time for learning.
Once a volunteer completes our tutor training, they are eligible, and encouraged, to take our Assessor training.