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What Happened to the Other Two Points? The False Standards of Test Scores

courtesy the Boston Globe I was a conscientious high school student eager to impress my father with my academic prowess. When I shared with him the results from my performance on an algebra exam on which I earned a score of 98%, he jokingly asked “what happened to the other two points?” I [...]

By | June 19th, 2013|Opinion, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Understanding Dyslexia and How to Help Our Students Succeed

We process the sounds of our alphabetic language as we read and write. The three necessary phonological processing abilities are phonological awareness, phonological memory and the ability to retrieve auditory information from long term memory (referred to as rapid naming). A deficit in some aspect of phonological processing is considered to be the cause of [...]

By | February 25th, 2013|Featured, Instruction&Curriculum, Literacy, Special Education|1 Comment

The Emperor's New Clothes: There's No Magic Answer in Reading

Lets face it. Many of us are waiting for some fairy  reading tales to come true. For instance, we may be hoping to meet Prince Charming and live in his magnificent castle. However, nobody wants to walk down the street without clothes, even in our nightmares. I contend that most commercial reading programs are much [...]