On the first day of class in a graduate reading assessment and evaluation course, my students were asked to formulate a list of questions in cooperative groups that should be considered when doing a case study on a student to assess his or her skills and abilities including strengths and needs in read ing/language arts. They were asked to think of any areas of concern that may affect the student's academic performance such as social or emotional factors. The following table of 20 questions was compiled by this group of 16 inservice teachers with varying levels of experience and expertise. The majority of teachers taught at the elementary level. One junior high, one high school teacher and one school librarian also enrolled in the course.
Towell, J. H. (1996). Case Study Analysis in Reding/Language Arts: Getting to the "Nitty-Gritty". Reading Horizons, 37 (2). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol37/iss2/2