Diagnostic Reading Assessment [Education] Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 20 USCS § 6368 (7) (C) [Title 20. Education; Chapter 70. Strengthening and Improvement of Elementary and Secondary Schools; Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged; Student Reading Skills Improvement Grants; Reading First], the term diagnostic reading assessment means “an assessment that is--

(i) valid, reliable, and based on scientifically based reading research; and

(ii) used for the purpose of--

(I) identifying a child's specific areas of strengths and weaknesses so that the child has learned to read by the end of grade 3;

(II) determining any difficulties that a child may have in learning to read and the potential cause of such difficulties; and

(III) helping to determine possible reading intervention strategies and related special needs.”