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Impacting Literacy Outcomes: A Model for Providing Effective Tier 3 Intervention in Preschool
Posted on Feb 5, 2020
  • Ruth Kaminski
Tags
  • Assessment
  • Early Literacy
  • prek
  • Reading Intervention
  • RTI
Impacting Literacy Outcomes: A Model for Providing Effective Tier 3 Intervention in Preschool

RTI/MTSS is complex, consisting of multiple components and moving parts. Among the components, Tier 3 is one of the most challenging to implement. There is little research specific to Tier 3 intervention in early childhood settings and there are many more questions than answers.

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Vocabulary and Oral Language: The Keys to Comprehension
Posted on Oct 22, 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 10, 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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Curiouser and Curiouser: The Importance of Intellectual Curiosity
Posted on Mar 8, 2017
  • Michael Milone
Tags
  • Assessment
  • Education Technology
  • General Education
  • Literacy
Curiouser and Curiouser: The Importance of Intellectual Curiosity

When we think of the growth mindset, the two characteristics most often mentioned are intelligence and effort. What is just as relevant, but often overlooked, is intellectual curiosity. Sophie von Stumm and her colleagues have described it as “the hungry mind” and “the third pillar of academic success,” which are perfectly appropriate.

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The Kids Do Care: The Importance of Student Input on Testing
Posted on Feb 1, 2017
  • Michelle George
Tags
  • Assessment
  • Common Core
  • General Education
  • State Standards
The Kids Do Care: The Importance of Student Input on Testing

A common complaint about standardized assessments in this time of high-stakes testing is that while teachers and administrators are held accountable, students are not. Of course, teachers must be responsible, but by leaving learners out of the conversation, students often are not vested in the process.

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