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Wednesday, January 23 • 10:00am - 11:30am
How Using the Right Data Changed Instruction and Improved Title I Students’ Reading Scores
A Title 1 teacher and a national reading expert show how data from 2 new assessments at a MD school drove powerful instructional changes for Title I students in grades 1–4. Even the lowest scoring students’ reading comprehension scores improved remarkably over a school year. The session includes descriptions of:

•Assessments that are quickly administered and provide data for planning instruction

•Data for actual Title I students that show improved fluency, accuracy, decoding, and phonological awareness

•How data drove changes in instruction to explicitly target students’ instructional needs.

Presenters lead an analysis of data and outline a lesson plan for a Title I student. Participants leave with copies of the 2 new assessments and an outline of the steps the school took to achieve reading success for their Title I students.

Requested time: 2 hrs

Speakers
avatar for Linda Farrell

Linda Farrell

Readsters
Linda Farrell was an English teacher in the late 70s. She had many struggling readers in her classes. She thought they weren’t motivated. In the 90s she volunteered to teach adults and learned that the best instruction for almost all adults learning to read includes explicit phonemic... Read More →
avatar for Amy Siracusano

Amy Siracusano

Literacy Integration Specialist, Calvert
Amy Siracusano, MS Ed. is a Literacy Integration Learning Specialist with Calvert County Public Schools in Maryland. Amy has been a public-school educator for 20 years teaching in both New York and Maryland as a classroom teacher, Learning Specialist, Title I teacher, Dean of Students... Read More →


Wednesday January 23, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am
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