Meaningful Assessment—And Why It Is Critical for Reading Success

Dr. Ruth Kaminski

Dr. Ruth Kaminski

Acadience Learning

Release Date: Thursday, August 4, 2022

In this podcast, Dr. Ruth Kaminski, coauthor of Acadience® Learning K–6 and other respected assessments, will discuss the many aspects of assessment that make it a meaningful and essential tool for preventing reading disabilities and promoting reading success.

Join us as we talk with Dr. Kaminski about the reasons educators should rely upon assessment for curriculum alignment, progress monitoring, and classroom planning.

We’ll explore:

  • The critical nature of assessment
  • Who should be assessed, when, and how often?
  • How assessment can help teachers align their reading instruction with the science of reading
  • The various features of assessment that make it meaningful for teachers


Guest Presenter

Dr. Ruth Kaminski

Ruth A. Kaminski, Ph.D., is the co-author of Acadience ® Reading (previously published as DIBELS Next ®) and the co-founder of Acadience Learning. Dr. Kaminski is also the lead author of the early childhood literacy assessment, Acadience ® Reading Pre-K: PELI ®. Dr. Kaminski’s academic background includes degrees in speech pathology, early childhood special education, and school psychology. She has conducted research on assessment and preventative interventions for preschool and early elementary age children for the past 30 years. Dr. Kaminski has extensive experience consulting with Head Start agencies and public schools throughout the United States and abroad. In addition, Dr. Kaminski brings more than a decade of experience as a classroom teacher and speech/language clinician with preschool-age children.

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