Right to Read Inquiry & Screening
The Right To Read Inquiry Recommendations
Una Malcolm is a structured literacy interventionist and doctoral student in the Reading Science program at Mount St. Joseph University. She has a Master’s degree in Child Study and Education from the University of Toronto and is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers. Una is trained in several evidence-based teaching methods, such as Direct Instruction, Phono-Graphix and Lindamood-Bell. Una is an Acadience Reading K-6 (formerly DIBELS Next) Mentor.
– The purpose of assessment is to answer questions – we have 3 main types of questions: (1) who needs help, (2) what should that help be, and (3) is that help working?
– Screening lets us know (1) who is at risk, and (2) what systems are at risk
– What exactly is a screener – examples and non-examples (running records, DIY screeners), criteria for choosing one
– Screening looks different at different ages – we screen different skills at different ages
– Using screeners at the class level – skills-based groupings
– Using screeners at the individual level – shaping intervention