Is the answer 'yes'?
Do you have accurate, up-to-date reading ages for all your students?Does your reading assessment tell you whether low-scoring students are having difficulties with:
- decoding - mastery of the alphabetic code
- comprehension - identifying and connecting ideas in the text
- fluency - reading with enough proficency to think about ideas as well as decode
- poor test performance - does ability present lower than it actually is because of low motivation?
Does your reading intervention identify specific skills and teaching targets for each individual student?
Are struggling students enabled to read at their chronological age?
Does your reading intervention demonstrate measurable, sustained progress for each student?
We offer to:
Train and support your team to undertake whole-school screening for reading attainment
Show you how to prioritise students for closer assessment
Train and supervise your team in conducting one-to-one fine-grain assessments
Help you to interpret results to discriminate between decoding, comprehension, fluency or motivation issues
Provide teaching programmes which are engaging, intensive and responsive to the needs of each learner
Train your team to deliver lessons with precision and impact
Establish systems for tracking achievement, reporting, communication and evaluation
Enable you to demonstrate rapid and sustained progress for students who previously had reading difficulties
If you would like to find out more about how Thinking Reading can support your secondary school's literacy provision, contact us.