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Vocabulary and Oral Language: The Keys to Comprehension
Posted on Oct 23, 2019
  • Dr. Kelly A. Powell-Smith
Tags
  • Assessment
  • Vocabulary
Vocabulary and Oral Language: The Keys to Comprehension

Comprehending written text is an essential life skill. Because of its importance, school personnel need to understand which reading skills are critical to the development of reading comprehension.

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Increasing Early Literacy Outcomes Through an Assessment Audit
Posted on Oct 9, 2019
  • Stephanie Stollar
Tags
  • Acadience
  • Assessment
  • dibels
Increasing Early Literacy Outcomes Through an Assessment Audit

If your district has been adding assessments year after year, but you still cannot quickly answer key questions about reading outcomes, it might be time to conduct an assessment audit. Learn more about what an audit is, and how it can benefit your district.

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It’s Testing Time Again: Help Students Prepare for Benchmark Assessments
Posted on Oct 2, 2019
  • Therese Pickett
Tags
  • Acadience
  • Assessment
  • Literacy
It’s Testing Time Again: Help Students Prepare for Benchmark Assessments

We have gathered some tried-and-true strategies for preparing for high-stakes assessments that can be easily incorporated into any school setting.

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Life Is A Science Project, And So Is Teaching
Posted on Jun 14, 2017
  • Michael Milone
Tags
  • Assessment
  • General Education
  • Reading Intervention
  • Struggling Students
Life Is A Science Project, And So Is Teaching

A foundational ability of humans is the willingness to try things to see how they work out. This might be the most important talent we have developed.

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Site-Based Math Professional Development: Where to Begin?
Posted on May 24, 2017
  • John Woodward
Tags
  • Assessment
  • Math
  • NCTM Standards
  • Professional Development
  • State Standards
Site-Based Math Professional Development: Where to Begin?

Is there a more efficient way to begin PD or coaching, one where the teachers’ needs are more common than they are divergent? Can this be done in a way that is nonthreatening, at least in comparison to in-class coaching with feedback?

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Mysterious Learners: What's Going On with Them?
Posted on May 3, 2017
  • Michael Milone
Tags
  • Assessment
  • General Education
  • Reading Intervention
  • Struggling Students
Mysterious Learners: What's Going On with Them?

A colleague and I have been looking at progress and outcome measures for a number of students using different interventions. After much plotting and discussion, we came to a remarkably insightful conclusion that I would like to share with you.

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