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The Vermont Reads Institute at the University of Vermont (VRI at UVM) conducts high-quality professional development and research in all areas of literacy. Working in partnership with state agencies and universities, we are dedicated to supporting school improvement and to serving all educators and children in Vermont. In our literacy reform effort, we strive to enhance teacher and administrator knowledge and expertise, promote teacher reflection and decision-making, and help schools create conditions necessary for all children to enjoy high levels of achievement.
VRI at UVM offer four distinct projects; the Literacy Leadership Initiative
(Gr. K-12), Bridging Project
(Gr. 3-6), Vermont Adolescent Literacy & Learning Initiative
(Gr. 6-12), and Summer Institute
December 11, 2014
Assess Confidently. Teach Powerfully.
Jennifer Seravallo’s book The Literacy Teacher’s Playbook is a gift to all of us who are dedicated to using assessment data to inform instruction. Across four chapters, Jennifer shares a four-step process for gathering and analyzing data, goal setting, and action planning. She defines seven areas of reading and writing that are important to collect data for: Reading Engagement, Print/Decoding, Fluency, Comprehension, Conversation, Writing Engagement, and Quality of Writing. After providing examples of collection tools, “look fors”, possible goals, and action steps for each area, readers are invited to take action as they work through […]