January 28, 2023

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What Do NAEP Scores Mean?

Inside the podcast that reignited the reading wars

Do you keep in mind how you uncovered to examine? I never, even though I vaguely remember remaining assigned shades corresponding with reading through ranges, together with a person-sentence photo guides that encouraged me to audio out sentences like “See Spot operate.”

As an training journalist and a guardian, I have prolonged been fascinated by the dilemma of how children truly learn to read, a massive matter for us right here at The Hechinger Report.

I know that arguments and confusion around that dilemma are as aged as guides, but they’ve been supplied a new twist adhering to the exhaustive reporting and reaction to the podcast we ran on our web site called “Sold a Story,” from our companions at American Community Media. The 6-episode podcast investigates the instructing of examining primarily based on procedures and tactics that cognitive researchers have demonstrated are erroneous – and unsafe.