Every educator knows there's no shortage of conversations about literacy. Yet data suggests most US students read less than 15 minutes a day and reading growth drops as the grades progress. Doesn't this place literacy in the category of those essential elements that require definitive action? Are we overlooking the potential impact of formative assessment in conjunction with quality reading practice?
As educators, we focus so much time and energy on standardized testing. Are we overlooking the potential impact of formative assessment on student growth? This forum focuses on the potential of formative assessment to increase student performance offering over a dozen high quality formative assessment strategies and ideas on implementing effective professional development experiences to build assessment literacy.
Conversations about personalization are rampant. Yet, there is shockingly little agreement on a definition. This event aims to bring new understanding to personalized learning by clearly defining it, highlighting areas you'll want to explore with caution, and reviewing practical ideas on implementing personalized learning at scale.
This forum equips leaders to implement the RtI framework within the broader context of a multi-tiered system of supports. Specifically, we explore smarter screening, uncover the impact of strong core instruction, develop psychometrically sound goals, and learn to match intervention resources and strategies to the needs of each learner.