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Route to Reading: Do Regular Performance Checks

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Route to Reading: Do Regular Performance Checks

Assessment information helps inform your child’s reading profile and type of instruction and support best matched to his or her needs.

Screening Assessment: Is there an issue?
Diagnostic Assessment: What is the issue?

Questions to ask your child's school:

What screening practices for literacy does the school use and when?

How are children with reading difficulties identified?

What information does the school collect on my child’s literacy progress?

How is the information used to make decisions about my child’s literacy needs?

Suggested Citation

National Center on Improving Literacy (2020). Route to Reading: Do Regular Performance Checks. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Special Education Programs, National Center on Improving Literacy. Retrieved from