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Language & Literacy Services

About the Clinic

Diagnostic Services


The Sacramento State Literacy Center provides diagnostic literacy assessment of pre-kindergarten children, school-age children, and adults. Assessments focus on all areas of literacy development: reading, spelling, and writing. An individual is assessed using both informal assessments to identify literacy levels, and more comprehensive assessments to identify specific areas of concern in areas such as reading readiness, reading fluency, reading comprehension, writing, or continued spelling or word recognition issues. Assessments investigate letter knowledge, phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, and comprehension. The center addresses concerns about potential reading differences. Following the literacy assessment process, the teachers at the center will provide families/clients with findings from the assessments, including a written report and recommendations for next steps.

Tutoring Services


The Sacramento State Literacy Center offers literacy tutoring in the fall and spring semesters.

Literacy tutoring occurs during the CSUS Fall and Spring Semesters. If you are interested in enrolling your child in this after-school reading tutoring program, please contact the Center for Counseling and Diagnostic Services at (916) 278-6252 for more information about scheduling your child.

Typically, evaluation and tutoring appointments are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings during the academic semester and is offered to a limited number of children. There is a fee associated with this service.

Contact Us

Contact Information

If you are interested in enrolling your child in this after school tutoring program or inquiring about diagnostic assessment, please contact the Sacramento State Literacy Center, please call 916-278-6252.

For further questions about what assessments and intervention services are offered, contact Sacramento State faculty members Dr. Porfirio Loeza or Dr. Marcy Merrill.