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Are Standardized Tests Making Kids Anxious? [Free with Premium Extras]

Florida Department of Education just released results of their Florida Standards Assessment  or FSA Test. 46% of all of the public school children who took the test were below standard and 20% are at risk for being held back in the 3rd grade.

What are these tests that can force 3rd graders to repeat a […]

How to Accommodate or Modify Assignments and Tests for Students with Dyslexia and ELLs [Premium]

Many teachers don’t realize that many dyslexic students need modifications in assignments and tests in order to accurately assess their knowledge. Some of these changes will also benefit other students in class including English Language Learners or ELLs. Homework and test questions are sentences that often present information out of context, so that the content […]
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What Every Teacher Should Know – The Answer Might Surprise You

At this year’s Dyslexic Advantage Conference on Dyslexia and Innovation*, we had the pleasure of talking with Bill Mankins, an expert in military intelligence. That weekend we asked everyone what advice they would give to teachers, and Bill expressed his point especially well:

Bill has his own remarkable story about his career in military intelligence which we’ll […]

Life Hacks for Dyslexia

Patience, Focus, Extra-time, External Review
• Force myself to spend that extra time on making text better, pass after pass, correcting mistakes and reworking things.
• Have someone review what I’ve written…
• Read emails to myself out loud which forces me to read slower and not skip words or read them in the wrong order.

Switching to […]

Essential Dyslexia Accommodations for the Common Core

It’s absolutely essential that dyslexic students (as well as other LD students) have access to learning supports and accommodations in the classrooms instituting the Common Core, but as the curriculum is still in the process of rolling out, student and parents may need to educate and advocate to ensure they learning is accessible and […]