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Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP), is a computerized adaptive test which helps teachers, parents, and administrators improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote a child's academic growth.

 
Accelerated Reader (AR), a Renaissance Learning, Inc. program, is used to assess the comprehension of a student’s specific reading practice. Students select a book in their reading range (as identified by their STAR Reading test results), read it and then take the corresponding quiz. Students have immediate feedback at the end of each quiz. AR results also help the classroom teachers and the librarian to guide students in making choices about the books they choose.

More information about the Renaissance Learning products and how to help your students can be found on the Parent Resource pages of their website. Parents can even take a sample AR quiz. http://www.renaissance.com/Resources/Parent

Parents and students can look up the books they have at home, or find in the public library, to identify those with AR quizzes and reading levels. http://www.arbookfind.com/UserType.aspx

DIBELS, Dynamic Indicators of Basic Literacy Skills, is a program currently in use with all of Brockett’s K through 3rd grade students. This program if funded through the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement. DIBELS was designed for use in identifying children who may be at risk for difficulty with reading. The assessment is administered one-to-one (teacher-child) in the fall, at the end of first semester and then again at the end of the school year.

DIBELS measures the student’s knowledge of phonemic awareness and phonics along with reading fluency and reading comprehension abilities. These measures function as indicators of the essential skills that every child must master to become a proficient reader. Teachers use this information to target specific areas needing instructional support. Throughout the school year students are monitored for their development of early literacy and early reading skills and to assess the effectiveness of the supports used.

 
 

This summer, students can read anywhere, anytime, and virtually anything this summer, because Get Georgia Readingpartner myON is delivering thousands of free books to computer and mobile devices that students can access 24 hours a day—every day—from May 3 through Aug. 31, 2017.

myON includes:

  • More than 13,000 enhanced digital texts from Capstone and over 60 other publishers, as well as daily news articles.
  • A library searchable by genre, topic, and target Lexile® range to engage students with just-right texts.
  • Picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, literary non-fiction, and informational texts that appeal to a variety of ages.
  • Flexible reading scaffolds: audio narration to model fluency, highlighted text, and embedded dictionaries.
  • Spanish and dual-language titles.
 
 
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