Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Are You Having Trouble Deciding What You Think About Third Grade Retention?

Here is a link Steve Norton shared in an alert from Michigan Parents for Schools

A friend who is a Reading Intervention teacher in Ann Arbor recommended this article for non-specialists. It describes the chasm between what researchers know works to help kids read and policies which have actually been implemented. Hint: money doesn't help if it's used to buy mandated, but unproven and ill-advised, commercial programs.
Richard L. Allington, "What Really Matters When Working With Struggling Readers." The Reading Teacher, April 2013.