How a New Approach to Professional Learning can Help Accelerate Learning for Adolescent Learners
Middle grade students who are not proficient readers struggle to understand the more complex texts of the secondary grades. This has complicated post-pandemic learning recovery as students advanced in grade but not in reading proficiency. The 2022 Nation’s Report Card from NAEP revealed lower reading proficiency scores than before the pandemic in 2019—only 31 percent of eighth-grade students are proficient readers.
However, school-wide professional learning that incorporates the science of reading can help all teachers accelerate student literacy, regardless of content area. Faced with students of variable literacy competency, professional learning with evidence-based strategies and tools empowers upper-grade teachers to make a significant impact on reading proficiency, creating more successful outcomes. Discover how adolescent readers can also benefit from the science of reading by completing the form.
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