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5 common myths about students with dyslexia

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5 common myths about students with dyslexia

September 30, 2022
Categories: Assessment, | Products: Star Phonics

As the creator of Renaissance’s new Star Phonics assessment, I often receive questions from educators and families about how to best support students with dyslexia—and about whether these students can learn to read successfully. The good news is that [...]

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Product Highlights: Enhancing connections to help students grow this year

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Product Highlights: Enhancing connections to help students grow this year

September 16, 2022
Products: myON

Connections are the heart of education. This school year, you’ll find great new features in your Renaissance solutions to more powerfully connect assessment, instruction, and practice—to preserve instructional time while also helping you to drive greater student growth. Read on [...]

Thinking beyond language: Empowering emergent bilingual learners

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Thinking beyond language: Empowering emergent bilingual learners

August 26, 2022
Categories: Reading

When I first began working as a bilingual teacher, a colleague asked me to join her parent conference as an interpreter. During the conference, my colleague told the parent that her third-grade son was performing at a first-grade level. The [...]

All about Tier 1 interventions

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All about Tier 1 interventions

August 12, 2022
Categories: Assessment, Education Strategies

As an educator, you understand the importance of Tier 1 core instruction, as well as goals and interventions, for students’ success. But you may not always know the best way to set those goals or provide [...]

The connection between MTSS and special education: Why it matters

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The connection between MTSS and special education: Why it matters

August 11, 2022

Many educators consider a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) to be a framework that’s only applicable to a general education setting, while Individual Education Plans (IEPs) are reserved for special education settings. But is this actually the case? Do [...]

What does progress really look like in K–12 literacy?

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What does progress really look like in K–12 literacy?

July 22, 2022
Categories: Reading

For me, as for so many others, the last couple of years have brought a lot of unanticipated work. When I say that, I’m referring more to the nature of the work I’ve been doing than to the quantity—although I’ve [...]

3 essential components of math motivation

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3 essential components of math motivation

July 8, 2022
Categories: Math

Last year, Renaissance released Trip Steps for Mathematics, which are essential math skills that are also disproportionately difficult for students to learn. The Trip Steps begin in pre-K, with the skill Count on with numbers 1 to 10, and [...]

Phonics assessment built on the Science of Reading

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Phonics assessment built on the Science of Reading

June 24, 2022
Categories: Assessment, Reading

What are assessments for phonics? Phonics assessments are diagnostic tools that are specifically designed to provide an informal evaluation of a student’s phonics and reading skills. These assessments allow educators to identify both the skills a student has mastered and [...]

Developing culturally relevant items for Star Assessments

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Developing culturally relevant items for Star Assessments

June 10, 2022
Categories: Assessment, | Products: Star 360, Star CBM, Star Custom, Star Math, Star Phonics

At Renaissance, we’re committed to providing students with access to engaging content that is inclusive and representative of the students and diverse communities we serve. Our content developers aim to provide students with both a “mirror,” so they may see [...]

Understanding Tier 1: Instructional strategies that support an engaged classroom 

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Understanding Tier 1: Instructional strategies that support an engaged classroom 

June 2, 2022

One of the most common topics of conversation in schools is improving the quality of Tier 1 instruction. This is because the relationship between a teacher and a student and what’s happening at school is one of the most important [...]

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