How One School Has Improved Literacy with Instructional Practices Based on the Science of Reading

With support from CORE, Washington Elementary School in Lamar, Colorado, has made significant gains in reading achievement. Hear from the school’s principal and teachers about how CORE professional learning taught them the science of reading and how to incorporate evidence-based practices into instruction to improve teaching and learning. Then review the impact of the program on student achievement.

Impact

After three years of partnering with CORE and implementing instructional strategies grounded in the science of reading, Washington Elementary School improved its reading scores from 32% of students “Well Below Benchmark” on DIBELS and 20% “Below Benchmark,” to only 8% “Well Below Benchmark” and 8% “Below Benchmark.” The number of students now meeting “Benchmark” is an impressive 84%.

CORE’s K–3 Evidence-Based Training in Teaching Reading

Provide your teachers with a solid foundation in evidence-based instructional practices for teaching reading. With this knowledge, they will be able to help all students, even those struggling with word-reading difficulties and English learners, become strong readers. Learn more about our Colorado Department of Education approved course. CORE is also approved to provide implementation support to Colorado schools.

Colorado Approved Professional Learning & Implementation Support

CORE is an approved implementation provider and our Evidence-Based Training in Teaching Reading professional development course is approved by the Colorado Department of Education to fulfill the READ Act requirement that all K–3 teachers complete evidence-based training in teaching reading by the 2021–22 school year.

Our course teaches K–3 educators the critical components of reading and effective instructional practices, based on the science of reading. Participants will also learn to teach language conventions and writing to both primary- and upper-grade elementary students, from basic sentence construction to longer compositions.

Fill out the form below or call 619.405.9973 to speak with CORE to plan evidence-based training in teaching reading and implementation support for your teachers. Virtual and in-person options available.