BOSTON (Oct. 16, 2018)– While the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has put forth criteria for providing all students with a high-quality education that will prepare them for college, career, and life success, teachers need the capacity to effectively implement the new criteria. Dr. Suzanne Carreker, the principal educational content lead at Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone® (NYSE: RST) company has authored a new white paper that provides insights into how literacy educators can build their capacity as well as their confidence in ensuring an equitable literacy education.
Titled “Equitable Literacy Education: The Transformative Impact of Building Teacher Capacity and Confidence,” the white paper discusses the difference between equity and equality, why equity is important for literacy and the impact of teacher capacity and teacher confidence in literacy education. In addition, it explores three experiences that, with proper support, build teacher capacity and confidence:
1. Analyzing data from high-quality assessments.
2. Delivering instruction within a high-quality curriculum.
3. Using technology effectively to differentiate instruction.
“Teacher capacity in literacy instruction can be defined as the ability, or the possession of knowledge and skill, to advance literacy achievement,” said Carreker. “At some point, all teachers are going to encounter content that is unfamiliar to them or students whose difficulties in learning to read seem intractable. Continuing to build their capacity and confidence enables literacy educators to rise to the challenge of such encounters.”
A complimentary copy of “Equitable Literacy Education” can be downloaded here.
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About Lexia Learning
Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone company, empowers educators through adaptive assessment and personalized instruction. For more than 30 years, the company has been on the leading edge of research and product development as it relates to student reading skills. With a robust offering that includes solutions for differentiated instruction, personalized learning, and assessment, Lexia Learning provides educators with the tools to intensify and accelerate literacy skills development for students of all abilities. For more information, visit www.lexialearning.com.
About Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST) is dedicated to changing people’s lives through the power of language and literacy education. The company’s innovative digital solutions drive positive learning outcomes for the inspired learner at home or in schools and workplaces around the world.
Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone’s language division uses cloud-based solutions to help all types of learners read, write, and speak more than 30 languages. Lexia Learning, Rosetta Stone's literacy education division, was founded more than 30 years ago and is a leader in the literacy education space. Today, Lexia helps students build fundamental reading skills through its rigorously researched, independently evaluated, and widely respected instruction and assessment programs.
For more information, visit www.rosettastone.com. “Rosetta Stone” is a registered trademark or trademark of Rosetta Stone Ltd. in the United States and other countries.