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Your Literacy Assessment Toolbox: Effectively and Efficiently Informing Schoolwide Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

Join education and assessment expert Dr. Kelly Powell-Smith of Acadience Learning as she examines the critical issues educators face when making assessment decisions. Which assessments are necessary to support schoolwide Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) in the area of literacy, and when should they be used?

You’ll walk away from this informative session with newfound understanding of:

  • The various purposes assessments serve and what kinds of reading assessments are needed in a MTSS
  • How to connect reading assessments to critical questions educators need to answer in a MTSS
  • How to design an effective and efficient reading assessment system that results in actionable data leading to improved student outcomes

Dr. Powell-Smith will share application of these ideas in pre-K–8 settings, and she will provide specific examples and recommend resources.

We hope you’ll join us!



Dr. Kelly A. Powell-Smith

Dr. Kelly A. Powell-Smith

Dr. Kelly A. Powell-Smith is Chief Science Officer at Acadience Learning, where she conducts research on assessment and intervention related to early childhood language and literacy development. Dr. Powell-Smith, a nationally certified school psychologist, obtained her doctorate in school psychology from the University of Oregon. She is a former Associate Professor of School Psychology at the University of South Florida. She was a faculty associate of the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) and a consultant with the Eastern Regional Reading First Technical Assistance Center (ERRFTAC). She has provided training in formative assessment and academic interventions in 22 states and Canada. Dr. Powell-Smith has conducted research related to children with various learning and behavioral difficulties, has served on the editorial boards for School Psychology Review, Psychology in the Schools, School Psychology Forum, Journal of Evidence Based Practices for Schools, and Proven Practice in the Prevention and Remediation of School Problems, and has conducted more than 230 national, state, and regional workshops and presentations.

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