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Fairfax School District Earns R.E.A.D. Award Honor

Zephyr Lane Elementary Partners with 95 Group to Improve Teacher Preparedness and K-3 Reading Achievement

Zephyr Lane Elementary in Bakersfield, CA was recently named as the 95 Percent Group R.E.A.D. Award winner for their outstanding K-3 reading achievement during the 2017-18 school year.  This distinction is given to schools or districts that demonstrate instructional excellence and dedication, through the use of 95 Percent Group’s processes and products, to support struggling readers.Zephyr Lane Read Award Susan Hall

Susan Hall, Ed. D., Co-Founder and CEO, 95 Percent Group was on hand to make the presentation to Fairfax School District Superintendent Michael Coleman and former Zephyr Lane Principal Charley Clark, who now serves as the district’s Director of Programs.  Dr. Hall acknowledged Zephyr Lane’s commitment at every level to implement a comprehensive intervention program that prepared teachers to effectively identify and address skill deficits and significantly improve student reading. 

95 Percent Group Client Manager and Consultant Kim Dale, who worked most closely with Zephyr Lane during their initial implementation, shared the school’s success story. 

“Three years ago, a small group Zephyr Lane administrators and teachers attended a 95 Percent Group workshop.  At this training, they heard about a program that could show them how to teach Zephyr Lane Read Award GR1 PCKkids to read in an explicit, systematic way. This group of educators went back to their school with a renewed passion and were dedicated to making it happen on their campus. 

In just a few months, they secured funding, brought 95 Percent Group to their school, and started preparing teachers to effectively impact reading achievement,” remarked Dale.

95 Percent Group consultants initially worked with the Zephyr Lane administrators and K-3 staff members to roll out the intervention program. 

“Kim’s approach with the staff was so incredible that we had 100% buy-in with her.  I also asked her to conduct PD with the upper-grade level staff members because they needed to understand what the primary grades were doing.   95 Percent Group completely shifted the mindset for all teacher to help us get a better understanding of how the brain works and why students make the mistakes they make when learning to read.   We continue to learn and grow with 95 Percent Group as our reading partner,” Clark added.  

The gains in K-3 student DIBELS Composite and Critical Skill Measure Scores at Zephyr Lane Elementary, in the first year and a half, were so impressive that the 95 Percent Group intervention program was written into the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) bringing job-embedded professional development, diagnostic screeners, and instructional materials to all three of the district’s K-6 elementary schools. 

Congratulations to all Fairfax students, teachers, and administrators! Click Fairfax School District Read Award Press Release for more information.

New MTSS Book by Susan Hall, Ed.D. 

10 Success Factors for Literacy Intervention:
Getting Results with MTSS in Elementary Schools
Available Now in our Web Store

In some schools MTSS/RTI is losing steam because other initiatives are consuming educators’ attention. Diverting focus away from MTSS is a mistake. A systemic approach to differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all students should be nonnegotiable. It’s not a fad, and it shouldn’t be pushed aside for something else that draws the staff’s attention.

One reason it may be easy to push aside MTSS is that although results have been outstanding in some schools, they have been negligible in too many others. The reason results have not been consistently strong is that in implementing MTSS, too many schools have left out critical components.

What are schools that are getting good results doing? When results are unimpressive, what’s missing?

Author and reading intervention expert Dr. Susan Hall answers these persistent questions in her publication, 10 Success Factors for Literacy Intervention:  Getting Results with MTSS in Elementary Schools.  Dr. Hall's experience in working with schools across the United States led to the development of a list of 10 success factors observable in schools that are getting significant gains in student literacy with MTSS.

The 10 Success Factors include:10 Success Factors for Literacy Intervention by Dr. Susan Hall

1.      Group by Skill Deficit

2.      Use Diagnostic Assessments

3.      Implement a Walk-to-Intervention Delivery Model

4.      Monitor Progress with an Appropriate Assessment

5.      Flood the Intervention Block with Extra Instructors

6.      Use Intervention Time Wisely

7.      Be Aware of What Makes Intervention Effective

8.      Provide Teachers with Intervention Lesson Materials

9.      Invest in Professional Development

10.    Inspect What You Expect

Excerpted from 10 Success Factors for Literacy Intervention:  Getting Results with MTSS in Elementary Schools, by Susan L. Hall, Ed.D, Copyright © 2018 ASCD.  All Rights Reserved.  Used with permission.

Join Dr. Hall as she thoroughly explores each of these ten initiatives and provides the guidance educators need to move from disappointing results to student reading success in this practical publication.  Download this complimentary 8-page booklet to preview the 10 Success Factors or watch our on-demand 10 Success Factors webinar series.
 
Click here to order a copy of this publication from our web store. 

The Road to Results Fall 2019 Workshops

Join us to Learn Practical Strategies to Accelerate Reading Achievement  

95 Percent Group Diane Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ
K-1     Thursday, October 24
2-5     Friday, October 25

Nashville, TN
K-1     Tuesday, October 29
2-5     Wednesday, October 30

Pleasanton, CA 
K-1    Tuesday, November 5
2-5     Wednesday, November 6  

Harrisburg, PA
K-1     Wednesday, November 13
2-5     Thursday, November 14

Shawnee, OK - NEW LOCATION
K-1     Tuesday, December 3
2-5      Wednesday, December 4 

Questions?  Contact us at workshops@95percentgroup.com.

ANNOUNCING OUR FALL 2019 SCHEDULE

Bridging the Gap Workshops 
Bringing Acadience™ Data to Instruction

Learn to Effectively Connect Student Data to your Instructional Practices

Join 95 Percent Group and Dynamic Measurement Group, for two days of collaborative learning, where you'll discover how to effectively leverage your Acadience data and improve student reading achievement. Registration opens Monday, April 29th.

Salt Lake City, UT
Wednesday, November 13 and Thursday, November 14

Tacoma, WA 
Wednesday, November 20 and Thursday, November 21

Riverside, CA  - New Location
Dates to be announced soon

Kansas City, KS - New Location
Tuesday, December 10 and Wednesday, December 11

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). 


IA Regional Product Training 

Regional Product Training Workshops Coming to Girard, KS

Are you using 95 Percent Group resources in your classroom?  If so, you won't want to miss this incredible 3-day opportunity to improve product knowledge and learn effective instructional practices. 

Wednesday, June 12
PASI™
Phonological Awareness Lessons
Teaching Blending®

Thursday, June 13
PSI™
Phonics Chip Kits™

Friday, June 14
Vocabulary Surge™
Multisyllable Routine Cards

Understanding Dyslexia Online Training Course

Engaging Content at Your Convenience

Our online training course, Understanding Dyslexia™ is designed to provide educators with a deeper understanding of what dyslexia is, how to identify the signs and symptoms and to dispel myths about this learning disability.  

Did you Know that Early Identification and Intervention is Critical for Student Success?

Early identification is key and whether you’re a classroom teacher, intervention specialist, reading coach, Title 1 teacher, special education teacher, or an administrator, completing this training will better prepare you to meet all student needs.  

Register 24/7 and complete Understanding Dyslexia online, at your convenience.

Understanding Dyslexia Online Training

User Reviews for Understanding Dyslexia™ Online Training

"What I enjoyed most was the background information and the resources. The course provided me with a much better understanding of Dyslexia. I would recommend this online training to my colleagues."
Reading Interventionist

"I liked that the presentation was mixed formats (some video, some slides, questions to think about).  The modules were short and concise and the information was easy to follow."
K-5 Special Education Teacher


"It was great that we had time to go back and access the materials.  The course provided a detailed overview and provided great insight about dyslexia."
Reading Coach