Posted May 19, 2021
As an educator on the front lines you know all too well the struggle and frustration teachers and students face to close gaps in reading in the upper grades. With 30% of 12th graders scoring below basic on the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Reading Assessment, there is a great need to provide effective intervention for adolescents who struggle to succeed due to poor reading skills.
The Third Quest comprehensive reading intervention improves students’ reading skills, confidence, and engagement. During this on-demand webinar program author Marilyn Sprick discusses:
Posted May 11, 2021
We are excited to share that Robert Sheffield will be joining our team as the incoming President of the Consortium on Reaching Excellence in Education (CORE). Robert shares our commitment to improving outcomes for historically underserved students. He has devoted his career to building the skills of educators to improve student academic outcomes through his time as an executive at WestEd and the College Board, and as a district leader and classroom teacher. We are confident Robert will build on Linda Diamond’s legacy as CORE’s co-founder and past President, as well as CORE’s work nationally to promote the science of reading instruction and transform professional learning for educators.
“We are thrilled to have Robert join CORE as its new President. Robert’s leadership will enable CORE to grow its reach and impact to improve teaching and learning in the districts and schools serving our nation’s most vulnerable students,” said Arun Ramanathan, CEO of Pivot Learning. READ MORE
Posted May 5, 2021
The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) regularly convenes reading experts to review every textbook used by teacher preparation programs in their required reading coursework. The Teaching Reading Sourcebook was listed in 2020 Teacher Prep Review as one of 10 textbooks that comprehensively and rigorously cover the scientific basis and instructional elements of the five essential components of effective reading instruction. Additionally, the report found that the Teaching Reading Sourcebook is used by more teacher prep programs than any other textbook in the top 10 ranking.
Now, NCTQ is making their textbook reviews available to the public in a new reading textbook database. More than 900 textbooks have been reviewed and rated as Exemplary, Acceptable or Unacceptable. The Teaching Reading Sourcebook is rated Exemplary.
Learn more about the Teaching Reading Sourcebook and download a sampler of the textbook.
Posted May 3, 2021
Do you have a truly intensive intervention of sufficient time and duration? Are the adolescents in your intensive reading intervention programs not making significant gains in their reading abilities? Linda Diamond — author of the Teaching Reading Sourcebook — shares what’s needed to ensure students with low reading skills benefit and eventually exit from intensive intervention programs.
Posted April 29, 2021
In this edition of the Academic Quarterly, the Reading Expert shares recommended practices to leverage Tier 1 reading instruction to address COVID-related learning losses.
The Marvelous Mathematician provides recommendations for how to identify and prioritize unfinished learning needs so all students build their mathematical proficiency.
Finally, in the Leadership Corner you’ll find a summary of The National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII) recently published Intensifying Literacy Instruction: Essential Practices guide.
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