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Literacy solutions guided by the Science of Reading pedagogy, the Structured Literacy approach, and explicit teaching of sound-letter relationships for effective reading instruction.
Grades K-5 blended literacy intervention
Grades K-5 online reading practice
Grades 4-12 print literacy program
Grades K-12 writing program
Grades 4-12 literacy intervention
TransMath® Third Edition is a comprehensive math intervention curriculum that targets middle and high school students who lack the foundational skills necessary for entry into algebra and/or who are two or more years below grade level in
A targeted math intervention program for struggling students in grades 2–8 that provides additional opportunities to master critical math concepts and skills.
Empowers students in grades K–8 to master math content at their own pace in a motivating online environment.
Inside Algebra engages at-risk students in grades 8–12 through explicit, conceptually based instruction to ensure mastery of algebraic skills.
Developed by renowned literacy experts Dr. Louisa Moats and Dr. Carol Tolman,
LETRS® is a flexible literacy professional development solution for preK–5 educators. LETRS earned the International Dyslexia Association's Accreditation and provides teachers with the skills they need to master the fundamentals
of reading instruction—phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and language.
NUMBERS is an interactive, hands-on mathematics professional development offering for elementary and middle school math teachers.
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Look to ClearSight to measure student mastery of state standards with items previously used on state high-stakes assessments. ClearSight Interim and Checkpoint Assessments include multiple forms of tests for grades K–high school.
Reliable, Research-Based Assessment Solutions to Support Literacy and Math
Assess essential pre-literacy and oral language skills needed for kindergarten.
Enhance early reading success and identify students experiencing difficulty acquiring foundational literacy skills.
A universal screening and progress monitoring assessment that measures the acquisition of content-area literacy skills for 7th and 8th grade students.
A companion tool for use with Acadience Reading K–6 to determine instructional level and progress monitoring.
Assess critical reading skills for students in grades K–6 and older students with very low skills.
Predict early mathematics success and identify students experiencing difficulty acquiring foundational math skills.
Give educators a fast and accurate way to enter results online and receive a variety of reports that facilitate instructional decision making.
A brief assessment that can be used with Acadience Reading K–6 to screen students for reading difficulties such as dyslexia.
A new, online touch-enabled test administration and data system that allows educators to assess students and immediately see results, providing robust reporting at the student, class, school, and district levels.
Unparalleled support for our educator partners
We work with schools and districts to customize an implementation and ongoing support plan.
Grades 5-12 blended literacy intervention
Flexible literacy professional development solution for preK–12 educators.
Focused on engaging students with age-appropriate instruction and content that supports and enhances instruction.
Reading intervention for grades K–5.
At Voyager Sopris Learning®, our mission is to work with educators to help them meet and surpass their goals for student achievement.
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Guest: Victoria Akosile, SIIAThe Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a hot topic. ESSA is intended to ensure that all students receive a high-quality education that prepares them for long-term success, and includes a repeal of the Adequate Yearly
Progress report in favor of state accountability. With every state having their own plan for ESSA, it is hard to know how to get started. We’re here to help! In this podcast, you will learn how to find out the accountability requirements of
your state, how to obtain funding for your school or district, and much more.
Additional topics include:
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Guest: Dr. Maria Murray, Founder and President of The Reading League
The future depends on our children and one way to fully empower them is to recognize that literacy is a fundamental right in society. Join Dr. Maria Murray—founder and president and CEO of The Reading League—for an innovative podcast
episode as she explains why the science of reading is now regarded as a defining movement and addresses the need to protect the integrity of its findings so that the promise of successful reading outcomes for our students can be realized.
In this podcast, Dr. Murray will discuss:
You don’t want to miss this engaging conversation!
Guest: Jon HummellDuring uncertain times—and as schools recover from a year like no other—education funding is more important than ever. The CARES Act, which passed in April 2020, includes $13.2 billion for an Elementary
and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) fund and $3 billion for a Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) fund in order to help school districts overcome the unique challenges associated with the pandemic. Join us for the first podcast
in our funding series and learn everything a school or district administrator needs to know about the CARES Act.
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Guest: Pam AustinDespite the efforts of the American education system to provide an equal education for all students, achievement gaps between disadvantaged and more advantaged students remain and often lead to negative outcomes.
The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) represents an opportunity for districts to choose intervention solutions that bridge the gap and help all students receive an education that prepares them for future success. In this informative podcast,
host Pam Austin will discuss why ESSA-rated solutions are so important in addressing equity gaps and offer strategies for educators to immediately use in the classroom.
During the podcast, we will discuss:
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Guest: Dr. Kelly A. Powell-SmithWith vaccination efforts in full swing, September is likely to see a strong return to in-classroom instruction. How can educators prepare for summer school or a new school year after students have
seen extended periods outside the classroom? In this important podcast, assessment expert Dr. Kelly Powell Smith—vice president and associate director of research and development at Acadience—shares the key indicators that educators should
look for when reviewing spring literacy assessment scores, along with how to pinpoint where students are struggling so you can plan for summer or fall intervention and instruction.
Guest: Donna HejtmanekResearch shows a gap between what teachers know about reading and whether or not they are prepared to teach it. Why are teachers graduating from college without the skills they need to teach reading? Join former
educator Donna Hejtmanek as she discusses this topic and shares the story behind creating her incredibly popular Facebook group “Science of Reading—What I Should Have Learned in College.”
Guests: Dr. Mary Dahlgren, Dr. Antonio FierroWe now know sound walls should replace word walls in the classroom, but what are the best ways to integrate them into your daily lesson to educate and engage your students, including
English language learners? In this informative podcast with literacy experts Dr. Mary Dahlgren and Dr. Antonio Fierro, our educators share tips about how to use your sound wall to transform reading instruction.
Guest: Dr. Anita Archer, explicit instruction expert and authorExplicit reading instruction is an approach to teaching reading that is based on research about the brain and how we learn, combined with structured and sequenced literacy
instruction. Join explicit instruction expert Dr. Anita Archer for this informative podcast as she discusses the importance of explicit instruction and how it promotes achievement for students of all reading levels.
Guests: Guests: Alisa Dorman, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Acadience® Learning and Kristen Biadasz, Senior Product Marketing Manager of Assessment at Voyager Sopris Learning®Valid, reliable,
and research-based assessment is crucial to helping educators predict early reading success and to identify students experiencing difficulty acquiring foundational literacy skills. Add in a novel virus and an abrupt switch to remote learning in the
spring—followed by an uncertain fall where return to school was either in-person, remote, or a hybrid environment—and you have a school year like no other. Now, educators are left seeking meaningful assessment data they can trust to assist
their students, regardless of the learning environment.
As 2020 began, the assessment you knew as DIBELS Next® acquired a new name, Acadience® Reading K–6. Do you know why the name changed and that Acadience Reading (and its product family)
are the only assessments developed by authors Dr. Roland Good III and Dr. Ruth Kaminski, based on 30 years of research? Join us as we discuss how Acadience Learning assessments can be used to support data-driven instructional decisions and improve
If you used DIBELS Next in the past, and/or are thinking about how to use assessment to drive student instruction in your school or district, this is a can’t-miss podcast.
Guest: Dr. Thomas Guskey, Professor Emeritus in the College of Education, University of KentuckyThe past year has uncovered more equity issues in education than in years before. The struggle to provide equitable access to technology,
learning tools, emotional support, and even meals is now at the forefront of educators’ minds as they struggle to keep learning going forward for their students. Join us for a timely discussion about equity in education, specifically around
assessment, with assessment expert Dr. Thomas Guskey.
Guest: Dr. Tim Rasinski, Professor of Literacy Education, Kent State UniversityThis school year, the importance of closing reading gaps and maintaining strong skills is more important than ever due to COVID learning loss and a shift
to remote learning. Join us for a timely and insightful podcast with respected literacy expert and author Dr. Tim Rasinski, as he discusses the long-term impact of COVID learning loss on reading fluency and skills. Dr. Rasinski will share strategies
educators can use to help students maintain strong reading skills, whether they are learning remotely or in the classroom.
Guest: Lois Letchford, author of 'Reversed'Lois Letchford was told by a teacher that her son, Nicholas, was “the worst child (she’s) ever seen in (her) 25 years of teaching.” Instead of giving up and giving in,
Letchford became a passionate advocate for literacy and children who have been left behind by the educational system. Join us for an inspiring conversation as she shares how she helped her son beat the odds and overcome dyslexia, and how she discovered
her own dyslexia.
Guest: Dr. Rick Ferdig, Summit Professor of Learning Technologies and Professor of Educational Technology at Kent State UniversityUnlike Spring of 2020, this fall we have the opportunity to prepare for distance learning as students
return to the classroom. But many questions still remain—will students return to the classroom or remote learning, or both? Will educators be ready? What can school leaders do to help educators prepare for blended or remote learning? Join our
timely discussion with remote learning expert Dr. Rick Ferdig, an educator with over 20 years’ experience in blended-learning instruction, as he discusses how to help educators plan for a school year unlike any others we have experienced.
Guest: Natalie Wexler, literacy expert and author of The Knowledge GapThe American elementary education system continues to value so-called reading comprehension skills over knowledge, when in fact those skills are largely
dependent on knowledge. Low-income students continue to struggle while children of educated parents with higher-income levels acquire more academic knowledge and vocabulary outside school, giving them an additional advantage over their more disadvantaged
peers. In the past twenty years, a regime of high-stakes reading and math tests, intended to address educational inequity, has only exacerbated the problem. But there is much that schools can do to provide all students with access to the kind of knowledge
that can boost outcomes on tests and in life.
Guest: Mary Ellis Dahlgren, Ed.D., literacy expert and president of Tools 4 ReadingAccording to the science of reading, students need to master phonemic awareness skills before they match the sounds to print, and phonics instruction
is needed before students begin decoding text. We know this information, yet A-Z alphabetical word walls are still used in many classrooms, requiring students to match print to speech instead of sound. In this podcast, literacy and sound wall
expert Dr. Mary Dahlgren will share why it is so important to implement a sound wall in the classroom and how it benefits reading development.
Guest: Jared Blank, runner, dyslexia advocate/public speakerAt the age of 5, Jared Blank was diagnosed with Dyslexia and Sensory Processing Disorder. With the support of his family and community, he beat the odds. Once told he would
never graduate from high school, Blank graduated from the University of Southern California and earned two Masters degrees. In 2018, he ran the World Marathon Challenge (seven marathons, on seven continents, in seven days) to raise awareness
for the International Dyslexia Association®.
Guest: Dr. Brandi Kenner, Founder and CEO of Choice-filled Lives NetworkDid you know language development is one of the most critical cognitive functions that supports social and emotional learning? During this podcast, educator
and Reading League presenter Dr. Brandi Kenner takes an in-depth look at the ties between language and literacy development and SEL, including the role an educator plays in keeping learning brains activated and empowering student voices.
Guest: Antonio Fierro, reading consultant, award-winning educator, and LETRS instructorSchools are failing to support English language learners by not providing educators with the knowledge they need to teach reading effectively.
With literacy leading as the main indicator of academic success, it is time for educators to accept responsibility for preparing ELLs for the tough challenges they face along the path to literacy, and learn ways to help these students reach literacy
In this podcast, Dr. Antonio Fierro shares his journey from English learner to award-winning educator. He talks about the knowledge he gained from working with educators across the country in the science of reading, including the crucial knowledge educators
need to work effectively with ELLs.
Guest: Carl Hooker, author, blogger, and innovatorIn recent years, many school districts have implemented a blended-learning model of literacy instruction that incorporates teacher-taught curriculum with student-driven technology.
This shift creates a more flexible classroom for the educator, and also offers more opportunities to tailor instruction to individual student needs, especially students who are struggling. In this podcast, Hooker discusses the future of blended learning,
why it is so important in the classroom, and how it can help create new learning opportunities for students who are struggling. If you currently use a blended-literacy program in your classroom, or are considering using one, this podcast is for you.
Guest: John Hattie, author and learning/teaching expertIf you agree with John Hattie’s statement, “every student deserves a great teacher, not by chance, but by design,” then this podcast is for you. Become
a “change agent” in your district, school, or classroom as you learn from a respected expert about how you can implement the practices that accelerate student literacy.
Guest: Dr. Roland Good, President, Acadience LearningDyslexia screening is crucial to verifying the presence of dyslexia and providing the diagnostic documentation required for eligibility in specially designed programs throughout
a student’s educational career. Dyslexia screening results also provide educators with the intervention strategies they need to help students reach their full academic potential. Join this podcast to learn more about how to use data to
pinpoint the signs of dyslexia and create a roadmap to student success.
Guest: Andrea Samadi, author and program developer at Achieveit360School districts and government agencies across the country are seeing the importance of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in the classroom. SEL is an essential
factor in providing students with the knowledge, attitude, and skills they need to succeed in school, careers, and life. In this podcast, Samadi discusses tools, resources, and ideas to implement proven strategies backed by the most current neuroscience
research to help you achieve the long-term gains of implementing a SEL program in your school or district.
Guest: Emily Hanford, senior correspondent and producer, APM ReportsAcross the country, public schools are failing to identify students with dyslexia and, therefore, unable to provide the intervention and treatment they need. In
this special podcast for Dyslexia Awareness Month, Emily Hanford, APM Reports senior correspondent, discusses how American schools continue to shy away from the word “dyslexia” and teach students with reading approaches not backed by scientific
evidence. How can we help these students? What kinds of instruction are the most helpful?
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Pamela Austin is Director of Instructional Technology for Voyager Sopris Learning® with more than 12 years’ experience training and supporting districts implementing Voyager Sopris Learning literacy and numeracy solutions including
LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling), a professional development course of study. She has more than 30 years’ experience as an educator, previously working as a literacy specialist
at the Center for Development and Learning, a nonprofit educational consulting firm based in the greater New Orleans area. As an educator in the New Orleans Public School system, Austin worked as an elementary teacher, reading interventionist,
and a school site reading coach, leading to a central office position as a field literacy facilitator supporting 10 to 12 schools in the district.