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We design and deliver customized, flexible professional development designed to meet your needs.  Our PD is onsite, ongoing and job-embedded.
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Translate the concepts of RTI and MTSS into reality. 95 Percent Group can help you plan and execute a coordinated approach for successful implementation.

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Common Core

We offer teacher training and instructional products designed for the Common Core State Standards.

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Why 95 Percent Group?

We help you achieve dramatic increases in student reading achievement and teacher development.
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Instructional Materials

We offer proprietary materials and lesson plans in the major areas of reading instruction in K-8, for use in both intervention group and whole class instruction.

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Senior Leadership Team Expanded to Drive Digital Strategy and Expansion into New Markets

Bill Scarlett joins as Vice President of Software Development and Susan Quarino named Vice President of Sales

95 Percent Group recently announced the addition of two new executives to accelerate the company’s mission to support educators in addressing the reading needs of all children.

With over 25 years of edtech software development experience, Bill Scarlett joins the company as Vice President of Software Development. In this position, Scarlett will advance our strategy to expand digital solutions for both educators and students.

As Vice President of Sales, Susan Quarino bring extensive education leadership experience stemming from her roles as a classroom teacher, district administrator, and a senior sales executive. At 95 Percent Group, Quarino will lead a growing team of account executives as they partner with schools nationwide to provide educators with instructional materials and professional learning services to effectively improve student outcomes. 

“I'm delighted to welcome Bill and Susan to the 95 Percent Group family,” said CEO, Brad Lindaas. We are rapidly expanding our evidence and research-based suite of literacy products and services, all of which are rooted in The Science of Reading, and Bill and Susan are the perfect executives to help us bring them to market.”

Click here to review the complete press release.


95 Phonics Skill Series™: Short Vowels 

95 Phonics Skill Series™: Short Vowels is a supplemental resource developed to meet the needs of all95 Phonics Skill Series Short Vowels students (Grades 1 - 8) who require instructional reinforcement and explicit instruction of all 5 short vowels in CVC words to reach closed syllable pattern mastery. This product is the latest addition to our suite of multitiered phonics supplementary programs, grounded in the Science of Reading and Structured Literacy, to strengthen your current ELA curriculum.

95 Percent Group Phonics Continuum CVC Words

Having experienced what explicit, systematic, and sequential phonics instruction looks like with our intervention suite of products, our clients asked us to consider developing additional phonics resources that allow teachers to improve their depth of phonics concepts and their ability to provide effective instruction, in a variety of educational settings.

The 95 Phonics Skill Series™: Short Vowels is the first in a series of phonics lessons designed to fill gaps, review, or enrich specific phonics skills. The program includes all-inclusive Teacher and Student Packages requiring little teacher prep for immediate implementation.

Click here for additional information about this engaging, versatile resource.

Get ready to give your students a Phonics Tune-Up on Day #1!
95 Phonics Booster Bundle™: Tune-Up Grades 1 - 3  

95 Phonics Booster Bundle Tune-Up95 Phonics Booster Bundle™: Tune-Up was developed to provide teachers with an explicit phonics program to quickly address and close critical phonics skill gaps at the beginning of a new school year.

Tune-Up provides teachers with scripted phonics and word study lessons to immediately catch up students who have experienced gaps during the prior school year. We encourage educators to use this 25-day structured literacy based program on day 1 -  even before all BOY assessments are completed.

Study shows Summer School Edition 2021 and Tune-Up Contents Significantly Improved Student Outcomes

A recently published independent study conducted to evaluate the impact of the 95 Phonics Booster Bundle™: Summer School Edition (SSE) on phonics growth using the SSE assessment measures showed that all grade levels demonstrated significant gains. In fact, the main takeaway from this study was that:

"95 Phonics Booster Bundle: Summer School Edition effectively increases students' phonics skills in a four-week summer program, helping close phonics gaps before the start of school."

Targeting Grades 1 - 3, the Tune-Up program was created by reintroducing 100% of the content in our 95 Phonics Booster Bundle: Summer School Edition 2021. Tune-Up is designed to quickly address phonics deficits and improve student outcomes.

Tune-Up Includes Full-Color Presentation Files

The teacher's package includes a Presentation Files component to improve instructional pacing and student engagement. Watch the Presentation File Demo below to see how this animated digital feature can be used in class to navigate key lesson components.

Download Tune-Up Overview and Sample Lessons

Learn more about our Phonic Booster Bundle™: Tune-Up, download sample lessons, and discover how our proven evidence-based approach can be used to close phonics gaps and prepare students to master grade-level reading.

Advancing Evidence-Based Instructional Practices to Improve Reading Achievement

In general, educators agree as to what skilled word reading is, and what it looks like.  The disagreement lies in HOW to help their students become proficient readers. This well-publicized reading debate centers around the best way to teach students to read.

susan-hall_sIn this video presentation, Dr. Susan Hall examines the current views about word reading, takes a closer look at how skilled readers read, and explores evidence-based science of reading practices that are connected to brain research. What is the science behind reading? And, how can we fix the 'profound disconnection between the science of reading and educational practice'*?

Watch to learn more about the Science of Reading and how this knowledge can positively impact your instructional practices in the new school year.  Download the session handouts and share this presentation with your colleagues to continue this important discussion and learning experience.

Be sure to check out our Foundational Literacy Course: Understanding the Science of Reading, a perfect starting point for all educators to have a shared understanding of this critical topic.

*Seidenberg, M. (2017). Language at the Speed of Sight. How We Read, Why So Many Can't, and What Can Be Done About It. Basic Books, p 9.

10 Success Factors for Literacy Intervention by Dr. Susan Hall

10 Success Factors for Literacy Intervention

In some schools, MTSS/RTI is losing steam because other initiatives are consuming educators’ attention. A systemic approach to differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all students should be non-negotiable. 

Download this complimentary 8-page booklet to preview the 10 Success Factors and watch our on-demand webinar series. This publication can also be used as a comprehensive Book Study for a district, school, or grade-level team. The Book Study Bundle includes a Facilitator's Guide to promote meaningful conversations among participating staff and Reader's Guides to further engage participants.  


Are you using 95 Percent Products and Resources in your Classroom?

Then you won't want to miss this 3-day opportunity to train with our experienced consultants to improve product knowledge and instructional strategies on October 4-6 or October 25-27.

Day #1: Tuesday, 10/4 or 10/25
  -  PASI™ 
  -  Phonological Awareness Lessons
  -  Teaching Blending®
  -  Phonics Screener for Intervention™ 
  -  Basic and Advanced Phonics Chip Kits

Day #2: Wednesday, 10/5 or 10/26
  -  Multisyllable Phonics Chip Kits™ 
  -  Phonics Lesson Library™
  -  Multisyllable Routines Card Package

Day #3: Thursday, 10/6 or 10/27 
  -  Vocabulary Surge A and B
  -  Comprehension

Click on the dates below for complete workshop registration information. We look forward to training with you in October!

October 4-6

October 25-27

Science of Reading On-Demand Webinar Series

Make our complimentary on-demand webinar series a part of your professional development experience. Each thirty-minute on-demand webinar is presented by one of our experienced consultants. Educators at all levels are encouraged to view all 8 of our Science of Reading sessions and our January and February 2022 events.

Topics include Teaching with Decodable TextMastering the Questioning ProcessOrthographic MappingHow the Brain ReadsScarborough's RopePhonemic Awareness for Older StudentsBalanced Literacy vs Structured Literacy, and Morphological Awareness.

95 Percent Group Phonics Core Program

Improve Instruction | Reduce Intervention Needs
95 Phonics Core Program™ for Grades K - 3 

Having experienced what explicit, systematic, and sequential phonics instruction looks like with our suite of intervention products, our clients asked us to consider developing a Tier 1 phonics strand that’s grounded in the Science of Reading and the Principles of Structured Literacy.

Introducing a Tier 1 Phonics Program that’s grounded in the Science of Reading and the Principles of Structured Literacy

The 95 Phonics Core Program™ (PCP) is taught whole-class in just 20 minutes a day, as part of a 30-week comprehensive reading and language arts curriculum. A hallmark of PCP is that it provides  instruction in core phonics components (with minimum teacher prep) including word-sorting, sound-spelling mapping with and without manipulatives, word chains, and transfer to text.

The engaging Grade Level kits include a fully-scripted Teacher's Editions, Student Workbooks, manipulatives, digital presentations, and assessments -  making it ideal for both in-person and remote instruction.

Intensify Phonics Instruction and Reduce Student Intervention Needs

As you review your required ELA curriculum and start looking for ways to intensify phonics instruction, reduce intervention needs, and improve outcomes we invite you to learn more about the 95 Phonics Core Program™.

Phoneme Screener teacher with student

Have your students mastered Phoneme Substitution?

David Kilpatrick (2015)* says that phonemic manipulation skills continue to develop through fourth grade and that most curricula and assessments stop monitoring phonemic awareness in first grade.  

Advanced phonemic awareness skills are essential for learning unfamiliar words which is critical for reading success. 95 Percent Group provides a complimentary Phoneme Substitution Screener designed to determine if students in grades 1-4 have mastered phoneme substitution. 

Download our Phoneme Substitution Screener to find out if ALL of your students have mastered Phoneme Substitution.

 *Kilpatrick, D. (2015). Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties (NJ: Wiley).

95 Percent Group Company Guide

Want to find out how our professional development and aligned resources can improve instructional practices and close early literacy deficits?

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