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Rounding Out Your Primary Assessment Plan: Using RAN and Spelling Assessments to Inform Instruction

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.

In this webinar, participants will learn answers to these questions:

  • What is Rapid Automatized Naming, and how is it related to reading proficiency?
  • How has research determined the importance of including RAN and spelling assessments?
  • What is the importance of including RAN and spelling to better inform instructional decisions?
  • What are some “next steps” after determining students who may struggle in these areas?

We hope you will join us!

Dr. Julie Klingerman

Dr. Julie Klingerman

Julie Klingerman has worked in education for more than 34 years. In that time, she has been a classroom teacher, literacy coach, and reading specialist for primary and secondary students. She earned her doctorate in reading and literacy in 2016, and is an adjunct instructor of literacy for graduate students at Liberty University and Wilson College. Dr. Klingerman also is a national LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) trainer and enthusiastic advocate for research-based professional development for all teachers.

Erin Eighmy

Erin Eighmy

Erin Eighmy, M.Ed., has her master’s degree in special education and is certified in elementary education. She has been leading professional development in her role as a Training and Consultation Literacy and MTSS Consultant for 10 years at Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit. She is an Acadience® Reading mentor and national LETRS trainer. Eighmy is a founding board member of The Reading League Pennsylvania. Her passion for students with learning disabilities, including dyslexia, drives her to ensure teachers have access to the science of reading and feel competent and confident implementing aligned practices in their classrooms.

Dr. Kelly Powell-Smith

Dr. Kelly Powell-Smith

Dr. Kelly A. Powell-Smith is Vice President and Associate Director of Research & Development 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, 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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