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Fun and Effective Ways to Read to Children

This guide provides an overall orientation to Colorin Colorado, a national multimedia project offering a wealth of bilingual, research-based information, activities, and advice for educators and families of English language learners.

PDF icon"Fun and Effective Ways to Read to Children" facilitation guide

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Letter Sounds Video

Parent Support Checklist

This checklist outlines the steps family members can take when they have concerns regarding their child’s reading performance.

PDF iconParent Support Checklist

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Getting the Work Started: The PROPeL Initiative

By:  
Sandy A. Schmitz, Ph.D.
Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

Posted on: February 28, 2017
School districts involved in the Iowa Reading Research Center’s PROPeL initiative form their local teams and write literacy challenge statements using student literacy data.

Examiner Error in Curriculum-Based Measurement of Oral Reading

Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

Although curriculum based measures of oral reading (CBM-R) have strong technical adequacy, there is still a reason to believe that student performance may be influenced by factors of the testing situation, such as errors examiners make in administering and scoring the test. This study examined the construct-irrelevant variance introduced by examiners using a cross-classified multilevel model.