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LETRS Research Base
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  • Professional Development
LETRS Research Base

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling provides extensive professional development in the curriculum outlined by the AFT and embodied in other consensus papers on reading research and teacher education. 

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Executive Summary of the Study by Regional Educational Laboratory of the Southeast and Mississippi Department of Education
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Executive Summary of the Study by Regional Educational Laboratory of the Southeast and Mississippi Department of Education

The study examined changes in teacher knowledge of early literacy skills and in ratings of quality of early literacy skills instruction, student engagement during early literacy skills instruction, and teaching competencies in Mississippi between Winter 2014 and Fall 2015.

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Velocity Research Foundation
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Velocity Research Foundation

This report elaborates on how Velocity works. Since Velocity is so different, we start with a machine learning primer and a brief review of the Enlearn Learning Platform that powers the machine learning in Velocity. Next, the ELA content will be discussed since it was developed to support Velocity, not repurposed from a previous program. 

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LANGUAGE! Live Results for the 2015-2016 School Year
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LANGUAGE! Live Results for the 2015-2016 School Year

For the 2015-2016 school year, students were measured on a new, more rigorous Lexile measure, the Progress Assessment of Reading (PAR). LANGUAGE! Live has strong growth expectations for students where we target extensive gains in comprehension, fluency, and spelling. 

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Closing the Learning Gap at Newport News Public Schools
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Closing the Learning Gap at Newport News Public Schools

Before An Achievable Dream’s middle schools began implementing LANGUAGE! Live program three years ago, significant deficiencies in school readiness or language arts skills were common, particularly among younger students. 

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Amount of Instruction Makes a Difference on SOL Gains
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Amount of Instruction Makes a Difference on SOL Gains

This report will use the Standards of Learning (SOL) test scores to determine progress made by students receiving LANGUAGE! Live instruction from the 2014 administration of the SOL to the 2016 administration. 

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Reading is Key to College and Career Success
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Reading is Key to College and Career Success

Struggling adolescent readers are in danger of dropping out of high school, being unprepared for college and putting their future lifetime earnings at risk.

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How to Motivate Struggling Adolescent Readers
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How to Motivate Struggling Adolescent Readers

Students need to feel motivated to be successful. Many of them have developed bad habits such as guessing answers or avoiding interactions. They need immediate, positive feedback to reward them for new learning. Just like all students, struggling readers need opportunities to collaborate with other students as schools transition to more student-focused and project-based learning.

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How to Choose the Most Effective Adolescent Reading Program
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How to Choose the Most Effective Adolescent Reading Program

Readers who struggle in middle and high school face unique challenges that can ultimately impact the likelihood of graduation and success in college or career. The best reading programs specifically developed for adolescent readers target foundational skills while engaging students in high-interest, age-appropriate topics. Does your reading program do this? This buyer’s guide provides valuable information to help you determine the best adolescent reading program for your district.

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