Welcome K-5 Literacy Review Committee

Where We’ve Been and Where We Are Headed
Reading 3D DIBELS/TRC K-3 General Trends
◦ 20-30% of our student population is struggling in
the area of phonemic awareness and phonics
◦ 24% of our student population is exceeding our
grade level standards in TRC
DRA 4-5 General Trends
◦ A portion of our student population is struggling
with inferential thinking
◦ A portion of our student population is struggling
with accuracy and fluency
Dr. Cudeiro’s classroom visits: K-5 literacy
block varied greatly from classroom to
classroom and school to school
Inventory of district-wide resources revealed
that overall, our schools lacked similar
instructional materials to effectively teach
Phonemic awareness
Alphabetic principle
Accuracy & Fluency
“After so many years of teaching, I have gathered a
lot of resources that are effective with my students.
None of them were provided by the district. I am
thrilled that the district is beginning to take literacy
seriously and looking for a researched, tested
approach to teaching and learning. I look forward
to having sufficient common resources to meet the
needs of all learners.”
– First Grade Teacher
5 Big Ideas – Reading Research
Balanced Literacy
Technology component that we could
integrate into our current systems
Fully developed materials in Spanish
Consider availability of Pre-K
Reading First
Local school district
recent adoptions
Our district’s
literacy instruction
history and future
Initial Review
Assess both programs
Review student reading data
Consider teacher feedback
Communicate with all stakeholders
Assess both programs using a curriculum
evaluation tool
◦ Dr. Marcy Stein – UW Tacoma, professor and
◦ Expertise in curriculum adoption and evaluation
◦ Assist in development of tool that will help us
compare and evaluate both programs
Review student data gathered during the field
Pre and Post-Assessments
◦ K-2: DIBELS and TRC
BOY - August 30 – October 1
MOY - January 1 – January 31
◦ 3-5: MAP
BOY – September 20 – October 7
MOY – January 25 – February 18
Online survey through SharePoint (collected near
the end of the field study)
In-person teacher testimony
Review Committee members will attend at least
one field study meeting to listen to teacher
Teachers will complete “Ease of Use” portion of
evaluation tool
SharePoint site for field study teachers and BSD
BSD site for parent community / email form for
Three parent information nights
Teachers share materials with parents during
curriculum night
Emails to teachers and principals
Open trainings on both programs during ESI
Elementary Technology and Curriculum Coach
support as another avenue for communicating
with teachers
Facilitators propose a model for consensus
◦ 60%
◦ Precedent set by math adoption
Fist to Five
◦ 3 or above = ready to vote
◦ Once all members are 3 or above a vote will occur
◦ If we do not reach consensus after first vote, return
to discussion
◦ Discussion continues until members are ready for
another vote
◦ This process continues until consensus is reached
Make a recommendation to the Instructional
Materials Committee

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