State Policy and Dyslexia

The characteristics of dyslexia legislation.

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This toolkit helps parents and educators learn about dyslexia and how to support the literacy development of students with dyslexia.

Understanding Screening: Sample Representativeness

Sample representativeness is an important piece to consider when evaluating the quality of a screening assessment. If you are trying to determine whether or not the screening tool accurately measures children’s skills, you want to ensure that the sample that is used to validate the tool is representative of your population of interest.

Understanding Screening: Bias

When evaluating the quality of any screening tool, it is important to determine whether or not the assessment is biased against different groups of students. We want to ensure that students do not receive higher or lower scores on an assessment for reasons other than the primary skill or trait that is being tested.

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Doing What Works

Here are tips for how to use a visual diagram about classroom practices as a tool for jumpstarting conversations about professional development with teachers.

Topic: Professional Development

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A principal, literacy coach, and kindergarten teacher discuss ways in which the coach trains and supports teachers' reading instruction and text selection. The coach assists with lesson planning, modeling teaching strategies, and identifying appropriate resources.

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REL Midwest

REL Midwest created this rubric in partnership with the Midwest Early Childhood Education Research Alliance and Springfield Public Schools in Illinois. School leaders can use the rubric to provide feedback to teachers about the implementation of recommended instructional practices in phonological awareness and phonics.

Topic: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics

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