On-Demand PD

How to Ensure Remote or In-Person Reading Assessments Provide the Data You Need to Guide Instruction

In this 20-minute professional learning video Drs. Michelle Hosp and Louisa Moats, through a conversation with Pivot Learning, provide recommendations for conducting reading assessments remotely. This includes a discussion of when, and when not to use computer adaptive tests for screening and progress monitoring as well as the value of timed tasks in reading assessment. You’ll gain valuable insights into conducting assessments that deliver the data needed to guide targeted reading instruction.

On-Demand Webinar: Using Phonics Assessment Data to Inform Instruction

In this hour-long on-demand webinar Drs. Louisa Moats and Michelle Hosp share why phonics assessment is so critical, how to select a phonics assessment, and how to use your phonics data to guide instruction.

We’re Here to Help You Provide Exceptional Instruction and Support for Students with Word Reading Difficulties

More than a year of disruptions to learning has led to an increase in the number of students reading below grade level. Pivot Learning works at both the district and school levels to provide insight and guidance to help ensure all students become strong readers. Specifically, Pivot Learning can work with schools and districts to:

  • Develop policies and practices for screening for risk factors and the identification of dyslexia and other word reading difficulties.
  • Provide professional learning and coaching to help teachers understand the key characteristics of dyslexia and learn evidenced-based instructional practices that prevent reading difficulties from becoming lifelong achievement gaps.
  • Implement processes to determine whether English learners are experiencing academic difficulty due to language or a learning disability, such as dyslexia.

If you’d like to speak to someone about how Pivot Learning can support your district to improve outcomes for students with word reading difficulties like dyslexia, please email Dr. Carrie Thomas Beck.

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