Webinar Date: January 22, 2019 | 5:00 – 6:00pm ET


When teachers have a range of evidence-based solutions at their fingertips, and a solid plan to effectively use them, they can better meet the needs of students who struggle with math.

Join CORE’s Director of Mathematics, Dean Ballard, for best practices and practical advice to support these students.

Dean will review:

Help accelerate math achievement with resources and strategies that ensure students receive instruction and supports appropriate to their individual needs.

If you are not able to attend the live webinar, but would like to receive a recording to watch at your convenience, please register.


Reading is a complex process that involves quickly and accurately recognizing words, understanding the meaning of words, and making sense of their meaning in context. Students identified with reading difficulties most often struggle with word reading.

During this on-demand webinar Dr. David A. Kilpatrick, author of Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties, discusses the importance of understanding the nature of word-level reading development and word-level reading problems in order to accurately assess reading difficulties and implement effective interventions.

Watch the webinar to learn:


Since the 2017 Supreme Court ruling on Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1, many school districts have put a renewed focus on ensuring students with disabilities not only receive a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) but true educational equity.

During the webinar, Dr. Michelle Hosp, Associate Professor of Special Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Dr. Arun Ramanathan, CEO of Pivot Learning, examine special education in the post-Endrew environment. These experts share:

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insights into how other districts are setting high expectations for students with disabilities and supporting their progress toward meaningful goals.

CORE is excited to partner with digiCOACH, an advanced online coaching system, to provide the districts and schools we work with a powerful tool to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their teacher coaching. CORE will facilitate the implementation of digiCOACH and support school leaders in learning how to use the data they collect to inform and guide ongoing professional learning for their staff that leads to improved instruction.

Through the digiCOACH platform, CORE Educational Consultants will have access to the data collected from the classroom observations of the schools they work with which will help them identify gaps in knowledge and areas in which school leaders need additional guidance.

Check out the new 3rd edition of the popular Teaching Reading Sourcebook, with content updates and a brand new chapter on MTSS.  Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures, 2nd Edition has also been revised with new, clearer test instructions and an easy-to-use format. Purchase both of these must-have guides and save 10%. Learn more.

Welcome to the Fall 2018 edition of the CORE Academic Quarterly newsletter!

October is dyslexia awareness month! You may recall that there have been two previous editions of the Academic Quarterly’s Reading Expert devoted to dyslexia. The Spring 2018 edition focused on Misconceptions about Dyslexia and the Winter 2018 edition focused on the difference between screening for reading difficulties and evaluating for dyslexia. To access these previous editions please click here. Also, last fall, CORE published a white paper on Dyslexia. This edition of the Reading Expert describes Structured Literacy and couches it within the context of High-Leverage Practices in Special Education. In this edition’s Marvelous Mathematician, we discuss the needs of students with disabilities learning math and how teachers can provide instruction to meet these needs. And in the Leadership Corner, we will introduce an advanced coaching tool for school leaders called digiCOACH.

We’re also excited to release the new online format for the Academic Quarterly. Rather than having to open and download a PDF to read the articles, they are now all posted online so you can quickly click and read. You still have the option to save each article as a PDF or to print them. The new format provides you with lots of options for reading and sharing the information. Enjoy!


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Each school year, many students fall further and further behind in math. Often they don’t have solid number sense nor mastery of important grade level fluencies. Consequently, valuable time must be spent addressing these gaps rather than focusing on new concepts.

It is critical that educators possess the knowledge and skills to ensure that all of their students move to the next grade level with the necessary foundation in numbers and operations, so they can successfully master more challenging concepts.

During this webinar, CORE’s Director of Mathematics, Dean Ballard, discusses the importance of mathematical fluency and number sense in ensuring all students can meet rigorous mathematical standards.

Watch the webinar to learn:


Dean provides recommendations for coaching teachers and specific activities to develop students’ mathematical fluency and number sense.


Congratulations to Dale Webster, CORE’s Chief Academic Officer, who was selected from over 100 applications to be on California’s State Literacy Needs Assessment Team!

The role of the State Literacy Needs Assessment Team is to provide feedback to the California Department of Education on the proposed questions for the state literacy needs assessment and to assist with analyzing the results obtained from the needs assessment and provide input on next steps.

Word IdWord ID: Assessment Across the Content Areas

This collection of 12 discipline-specific formative assessments can be used to easily identify secondary students who would benefit from instruction in multisyllabic word identification—a skill that’s critical for reading and understanding complex, academic texts. The book contains three uniquely constructed formative assessments for each content area: English Language Arts (ELA), Math, Science, and Social Studies.

Use Word ID with secondary students to:

Determined by ground-breaking research analyzing approximately 4,500 content-area words, Word ID features targeted prefixes, suffixes, and Greek roots that were selected for their frequency of occurrence in each specific content area.

Learn more and view the table of contents at Academic Therapy Publications.


Hundreds of phonics-based, hi-lo, and Lexiled reading materials  for at-risk, ESL, and struggling readers

High Noon Books offers struggling readers books that will be of interest to them, at their reading level. These highly-engaging books incorporate much more than short sentences and low Lexile scores. They contain controlled vocabulary, subtle repetition of vocabulary, predictable text, and illustrations that truly support the story so that readers are comfortable and confident with the text yet introduced to new words and terms so that fluency and comprehension improve with each High Noon Book a struggling reader chooses.  Take a look at free samples on the High Noon Books website.