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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–12 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.
Online professional development event is designed for preK to college educators interested in improving student success in reading and writing
Literacy solutions guided by LETRS’ science of reading pedagogy, the Structured Literacy approach, and explicit teaching of sound-letter relationships for effective reading instruction.
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
Enhance early reading success and identify students experiencing difficulty acquiring foundational literacy skills.
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.
Assess essential pre-literacy and oral language skills needed for kindergarten.
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.
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We work with schools and districts to customize an implementation and ongoing support plan.
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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.
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Shared Expertise on Structured Literacy and Student SuccessExplicit, systematic, and cumulative instruction in the essential elements of reading is key to helping all students learn to read. Structured Literacy is endorsed by the
International Dyslexia Association’s Board of Directors, and conforms to IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.
Join us as respected thought leaders explore Structured Literacy and share teaching strategies surrounding its use. These insightful webinars will help you gain valuable knowledge on why Structure Literacy is essential to reading instruction, the key
structures and content of structured literacy, common myths and misconceptions, procedures for teaching, and more. Coming Soon!
Learning has taken a new turn this year, and understanding the challenges and opportunities associated with remote learning is more important than ever. As school districts begin the year with remote or hybrid learning—or find they must pivot during
the school year to one or the other—it’s critical school leaders are confident in the remote-learning strategies they have in place, and their educators have the tools necessary for student success.
Join our series of respected experts as we examine the issues faced by educators during uncertain times. You will learn:
Respected literacy experts discuss topics about the science of reading.Learn from today’s pre-eminent professionals and deepen your knowledge about topics related to the science of reading with our Science of Reading Webinar
Series. You will learn why the science behind learning to read is important for student success and how you can implement it in your school or district. This informative webinar series explores what the science of reading is, how it is taught, and
why it is critical to teaching students to read.
Dr. Tim Rasinski
Description: Given the current reality, the need for new approaches for teaching and learning reading— especially in online/remote environments—is critical. Now, is the time to provide educators with approaches for making reading instruction
work for all students in all instructional environments. Join literacy expert and member of the International Reading Hall of Fame Dr. Tim Rasinski as he shares the importance of fluency for overall reading proficiency, and how best to address fluency
in a remote learning environment.
Dr. Melissa Orkin
Building fluency among struggling readers is one of the greatest challenges an educator can face. That is because fluency is a complex skill that represents more than speed, it represents a student's ability to apply all of their word knowledge. When
students read words, they are not applying their knowledge of phonics, but also their understanding of vocabulary, parts of speech, and morphology. The RAVE-O program is the only strategy-based fluency curriculum that teaches students to
use the multiple aspects of word knowledge to increase their reading automaticity and comprehension. In randomized control studies, RAVE-O coupled with phonics programs has been more effective at building decoding, fluency, and comprehension
than phonics programs alone.
Dr. Louise Spear-Swerling
Structured Literacy instruction is the most effective way to teach all students to learn to read, and it is essential for at-risk and poor readers. Join literacy expert Dr. Louise Spear-Swerling as she discusses the key features and content
of Structured Literacy approaches, examines the myths surrounding Structured Literacy, and shares some examples of Structured Literacy activities and techniques that educators can use immediately in the classroom.
Attendees will learn:
We hope you will join us for this insightful webinar.
Changing a school’s literacy culture is difficult, especially when the change requires a deep examination of the weaknesses of an existing program. This webinar will explore a real-life example of how a school was able to make the shift from viewing
the teaching of reading through a whole language lens to one of evidence and science. Participants will learn how the school made a systematic change in reading philosophy and adopted the components of an effective literacy program in just one year.
The discussion will include an in-depth examination of student outcomes before and after the year of change.
Dr. Louisa Moats
Renowned literacy expert and author Dr. Louisa Moats speaks to a topic that she knows intricately: Structured Literacy. Dr. Moats identifies the content and procedures for teaching Structured Literacy, and presents examples of how to teach phoneme awareness,
morphological awareness, phoneme-grapheme correspondences, and syllable patterns within an explicit lesson framework.
Dr. Rick Ferdig
In spring 2020, COVID-19 interrupted life as we know it. The interruption was felt strongly in education, as students from preK–12 and post-secondary moved from face-to-face learning to what was broadly labeled remote, emergency instruction.
Fall and a new academic year is upon us without a cure or vaccine. Educators are now faced with continued, tremendous uncertainty about teaching and learning, and if and when remote instruction will be a reality. Will remote learning be short term or
necessary through winter? Will some students return to the classroom full or part time? Many questions remain. School leaders will benefit from this useful presentation that explores the challenges and what you should address now for a successful
Dr. Julie Klingerman
Erin Eighmy, M.Ed.
with special guestDr. Kelly Powell-Smith
The process of collecting meaningful data is as critical now as ever before. Find out how the inclusion of Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN) and spelling data can add depth and dimension to a comprehensive assessment plan. The administration of RAN and spelling
measures can help teachers make more informed and precise decisions about instruction and intervention from the start.
Dr. Anita Archer
As the school year opens, many educators will be teaching lessons remotely. Join Dr. Anita Archer, senior author of the respected REWARDS® intervention solution, as she shares strategies, tips, and best practices you can immediately
implement to help all students achieve literacy success. Dr. Archer will introduce REWARDS program modifications designed to optimize student learning, including alternative active participation strategies, assessment procedures, and management
practices. You will learn how easy it is to implement REWARDS with fidelity, even while teaching remotely, and how to engage your students and activate learning—regardless of the reading solution currently in use.
Dr. Ruth Kaminski
This webinar focuses on the importance of vocabulary and oral language as the keys to reading comprehension. Interventions for promoting vocabulary and oral language are not as easy to design or implement as those focused on reading decoding skills, but
are vital to the ultimate goal of reading, which is to read with understanding. In these unprecedented times of school closures, as educators around the globe strive to support student learning in new ways, it will be critical to not lose sight of
the importance of these skills.
Dr. Susan Brady
Special Guest Dr. Louisa Moats
Scientific study of how children learn to read has been underway in the U.S. and around the world for several decades. Much has been discovered about the language and cognitive abilities related to success or difficulty in reading, about the neurological
pathways that must be developed, and about implications for instruction. Yet, unfortunately, for the most part, mainstream education has not benefitted from these important developments. Join this fascinating and enlightening discussion that
will target why and how this has happened. Dr. Susan Brady identifies steps to bring the gains from science to teachers and their students.
The presentation ends with a discussion and question-and-answer segment with Dr. Brady and literacy expert Dr. Louisa Moats.
Pamela Austin, M.Ed.
This fall, students will start school with varying degrees of learning loss due to spring school closures. The need for accurate assessment will be critical as educators work to determine where incoming students are in relation to their prior grade's
achievement standards. By pinpointing specific areas of weakness, schools and districts can appropriately address learning gaps, plan intervention, and move on to new content that meets student needs.
In this informative presentation, two seasoned assessment experts explore solutions to the current challenges in evaluating students’ at-home learning and potential learning loss this spring. You’ll learn valuable
strategies for selecting and using district periodic assessments that empower you to accurately assess progress and move forward in fall 2020.
During this episode of “A Seat at the Table,” former K–5 public school principal turned popular author, presenter, and Education Week opinion blogger, Peter DeWitt will discuss grading and assessment during the current
pandemic with Thomas R. Guskey, a senior research scholar at the University of Louisville.
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Dr. Carol Tolman
Although we may not always know what came first, (the chicken or the egg?), we do know what came first in the world of literacy: speech. Both reading and writing are based on speech. We use a “speech-to-print” system, not a “print-to-speech”
system when decoding and encoding words. Without an understanding of the way sounds are represented in print, many students continue to function well behind their peers. Evidence exists in support of phonemic awareness and its foundational role, but
what does that really mean, and how does that translate to practical applications in the classroom? Join Dr. Carol Tolman as she outlines the role of phonological awareness, what misspellings tell us about students’ misunderstandings of phonemes,
and what we can do about these errors to enhance their learning.
Dr. Lucy Hart Paulson
Executive function skills grow at a rapid rate during the early childhood years and provide an important foundation for language, literacy, cognitive, and social/emotional development. This session will describe strategies for helping young children develop
these interconnected skills, making an important difference in their school and life success.
Dr. Leslie Laud
Reading and writing skills are closely linked, and by understanding that fact, educators can raise literacy achievement through explicit, structured writing instruction. In this informative webinar, you will learn how to effectively teach centered writing
to increase student success.
Almost all students have the cognitive capacity to read, yet America continues to experience a reading crisis. What is the root of this problem? Join Cassandra Wheeler as she explores the causes behind the national reading crisis, and shares how professional
development based on the science of reading instruction can help. She will share the benefits of LETRS, authored by renowned literacy experts Dr. Louisa Moats and Dr. Carol Tolman, the flexible, professional development that provides educators
with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy skills to every student.
If you are an educator looking to improve literacy in your own school or district, join this enlightening webinar to learn more about LETRS and the ways it is making a powerful impact in school districts across the country.
Dr. Wendy Farone
There it is, a really big word. Hmmmm, Now what? Rats! Just skip it". This is a common behavior of students who do not have a plan of action in approaching multisyllabic (big) words in their social studies, science, or other content area classes. Skipping
the big words decreases comprehension of the passage. Oftentimes, reading instruction in decoding ends after second grade which leaves students to determine how to access those big words on their own--many fail the task! This webinar will show how
to teach students to attack those big words and, in turn, build better understanding of what is being read.
This webinar shares the story of Elk Grove Unified School District with ELA education leaders Patty Tong and Michelle Templeton highlighting lessons learned as they successfully tackle the literacy learning problem and continue to build capacity across
their large California district.
Attendees will also hear from renowned literacy expert and author of LETRS®, Dr. Louisa Moats, as she discusses the importance of professional development in changing student reading achievement, what makes effective PD content,
and how teacher knowledge affects and drives student learning.
Dr. Steve Dykstra
Every two years, the NAEP delivers a wealth of data that lets us track and compare states, groups, and subgroups across borders and time. Focusing on fourth grade reading performance, this webinar will introduce you to NAEP’s all-powerful Data Explorer,
a portal that will help you to go well beyond cookie-cutter reports of state performance.
During this webinar, you will learn how to make apples-to-apples comparisons that level the playing field, track groups and subgroups, as well as look at outcomes in finer detail to uncover better answers and next questions. If a state improved,
did all groups benefit? If a state declined, did it occur across the board? Is a result a trend we can see during multiple years?
You will be able to answer those questions and more by learning how to use the NAEP Data Explorer. Venture down the rabbit hole of data analysis and see where it takes you.
Dr. Roland Good
Presented by researcher and author Dr. Roland Good, III, of Acadience® Learning, discusses the importance of using effective and efficient assessment to support students with reading difficulties, including dyslexia, for improving academic
outcomes. Learning to read and write is essential for student success in school and life. Students with reading difficulties, such as dyslexia, can experience significant challenges in school and beyond if not provided with early identification and
intervention. Dr. Good examines how data from dyslexia screening can be used to support students with reading difficulties through literacy professional development, explicit instruction, and targeted intensive intervention. By understanding where
struggling readers are, knowing where they need to go, and planning the path they need to follow, educators can help at-risk students succeed.
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When they write and spell, students show us what they know and believe about spoken and written language. If we, as educators, look with an informed eye, we can readily see what needs to be taught and what that student needs to learn. Join us for this
enlightening presentation during which Dr. Louisa Moats will share her unique insight and expertise as we take a close look at writing samples and explore what they tell us about students’ instructional needs.
A student who begins the year at the cut point and does not make progress is unlikely to achieve subsequent grade level outcomes without additional support. With that in mind, every educator will find value in this useful and timely presentation by author
of Acadience® Reading (previously DIBELS Next®). Dr. Good outlines and explores strategies and resources to help educators improve reading outcomes using
efficient monitoring and reasonable goal setting.
Dr. Pamela Kastner
Play has long been considered an important contributor to children’s learning and development. How does your understanding of play match up with cognitive research and how play contributes to children’s learning? Join us for this enlightening
session where two early childhood experts share the scientific findings about play development and evidence-based approaches for incorporating playful teaching and planful play into early childhood settings.
There are many myths and untruths surrounding the issue of dyslexia, including who is at risk of reading failure. This enlightening session will unpack the definition of dyslexia and clarify some of the ongoing mysteries surrounding how to serve students
who struggle with reading acquisition inside school systems.