Signed into law in 2019, Georgia Senate Bill 48 requires local school systems—beginning with the 2024-2025 school year— screen all students in kindergarten and grades 1-3 for characteristics of dyslexia. The Georgia State Board of Education has announced Acadience® Reading K–6 as a qualified dyslexia screening tool.
Acadience Reading K–6 supports Georgia’s K–3 educators in the critical area of reading assessment. This easy-to-implement solution is now available in the new digital and dynamic platform that will transform how Georgia educators administer, score, and engage with student assessment data.
Designed to identify students experiencing difficulty in the acquisition of foundational literacy skills, Acadience Reading K–6 provides brief, formative indicators of the essential skills necessary for proficient reading. It can also be used to prescreen and identify gifted students.
Bringing the Science of Reading to Light Using MTSS: One School's Story
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) offer the framework for implementing the science of reading. Improving reading outcomes for all students requires school and district leaders create the correct conditions for learning, including designing systems of data-based decision-making, assessment, scheduling, and grouping.
Watch as our experts share how and why reading outcomes improved in a high-needs elementary school through the alignment of instructional systems and student data.
Meaningful Assessment—And Why It Is Critical for Reading Success
In this podcast, Dr. Ruth Kaminski, coauthor of AcadienceReading K–6 and other respected assessments, discusses the many aspects of assessment that make it a meaningful and essential tool for preventing reading disabilities and promoting reading success.
Even with an alternative standardized assessment or other comparable assessments, Dr. Kaminski discusses the reasons educators should rely upon high-quality student data to be used for curriculum alignment, progress monitoring, and classroom planning.
The Power of Prevention: The Critical Need for Assessment
In this webinar, Dr. Ruth Kaminski discusses what we know about the prevention of reading failure. She shares practical advice about methods to prevent reading failure, all of which are grounded in the science of reading, with an emphasis on the role of assessment.
Watch to become familiar with a prevention-oriented model of reading disability, learn practical strategies for preventing reading disabilities, and understand the critical role of assessment in the prevention of reading disabilities.