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Description: The Reading League Virginia hosted members from the Virginia Literacy Partnership (VLP) office of UVA to share updates to the Virginia Language and Literacy Screening System (VALLSS, formerly PALS) in preparation for statewide implementation in school year 2024-2025. 
Description: Learn about the origins of data assessment within education and the promises underlying continuous improvement objectives for all students.
Description: This resource introduces users to progress monitoring in reading, a type of formative assessment in which student learning is evaluated to provide useful feedback about performance to both learners and teachers (est. completion time: 2 hours).
Description: Progress Monitoring, a key component of a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS), occurs throughout the data-based individualization (DBI) process to assess responsiveness to the validated intervention platform, as well as adaptations to the intervention. Progress monitoring data also may be reviewed along with other diagnostic data to assist teams in developing a hypothesis about why the student may not be responding. As part of the diagnostic data review, the team may conduct an error...
Description: Self-Paced Module: What is Progress Monitoring? By completing this course, participants will be able to: define progress monitoring understand the role of progress monitoring in the DBI process Self-Paced Module: How Do I Select an Academic Progress Monitoring Measure? This course is the second in a series on progress monitoring. This module describes two types of academic progress monitoring measures and considerations for selecting an academic progress monitoring tool. By completing this...
Description: When reviewing curricula for Tier I instruction, it is essential to ensure they do not include instructional practices that are not aligned with the scientific evidence base of how children learn to read. The Curriculum Evaluation Guidelines are designed to highlight any non-aligned practices, or “red flags,” that may be present in the areas of: Word Recognition Language Comprehension Reading Comprehension Writing Assessment
Description: At the start of the 2021-22 school year, perhaps more than any other year, getting students off to a strong start is critical. Teachers and administrators are rightfully worried about what the data will show due to past instructional interruptions. During this event, Dr. Susan Hall discusses using MTSS data to determine how to address the literacy needs of K-5 students by pinpointing skill gaps and acting quickly to provide the most effective differentiated instruction. MTSS Data Webinar...
Description: What is Reading Expression?  YouTube Video: Read With Expression - Reading Strategy 2nd Grade YouTube Video: Fluency: Reading with Expression How to assess Reading Expression: Fluency Rubric Instructional Activities to build Reading Expression: The Florida Center for Reading Research offers several activities to build reading expression. Visit the 4th and 5th grade page then scroll to find FLUENCY. We recommend Impressive Expressive. Visit the 2nd and 3rd grade...
Description: What is Reading Rate? Reading speed and fluency: What you need to know How to calculate Reading Rate: Calculating Reading Fluency  Instructional Activities to build rate: The Florida Center for Reading Research offers several activities to build rate. Visit the 4th and 5th grade page and scroll to find FLUENCY. We recommend Quick Sort. Visit the 4th and 5th grade page then scroll to find FLUENCY. We recommend Give Me Five.  Visit...
Description: Learn what reading fluency is, why it is critical to make sure that students have sufficient fluency, how we should assess fluency, and how to best provide practice and support for all students.
Description: What is accuracy? Elements of Fluency Graphic (attached below) YouTube Video: Mastering Reading Accuracy How to assess Accuracy? Reading Assessment Tips: Measuring Accuracy and Fluency Elements of Fluency Accuracy Checklist (attached below) Instructional Activities to build accuracy: The Florida Center for Reading Research offers several activities to build accuracy. Visit the kindergarten and 1st grade page and scroll to find FLUENCY. We recommend Speedy Phrases. Visit the 2nd and 3rd grade...
Description: Virginia LEARNS - Leading, Engaging, Assessing, Recovering, Nurturing & Succeeding contains a wealth of resources for teachers.
Description: According to the National Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) Center, important regulatory changes are have been made that should ease access to accessible formats of materials for students with reading disabilities, including dyslexia.  On February 12, 2021, the National Library Service (NLS) published the regulations that go along with the Library of Congress Technical Corrections Act of 2019. In addition to expanding the list of persons who may certify a student’s...
Description: Module One: Virginia Legislation Related to Dyslexia and Reading, and the Definition of Dyslexia, Module Two: Prevalence and Characteristics of Dyslexia, Module Three: Screening and Assessing Students Around the Basic Foundational Skills of Reading, Module Four: Appropriate Instructional Match, Module Five: Social Emotional Impact of Dyslexia, Module Six: Accommodations and Assistive Technology to Address the Needs of Students with Dyslexia
Description: Dr. Elizabeth Norton defines and explains the Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN) assessment and its relationship to reading success. Rapid automatized naming (RAN) tasks require children to name an array of familiar items as quickly as possible, thus revealing the automaticity of many of the same cognitive and linguistic skills central to reading. RAN ability robustly correlates with reading ability, across different grade levels, reading measures, and languages. Despite all that is known about RAN,...