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The LINCS Learner Center , created for adult education students, is also useful for adult education teachers and curriculum developers. "The LINCS Learner Center is a collection of free online resources to help you reach different goals, such as learning to read or becoming a U.S. Citizen." The...
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This site allows you to choose from among several different readability formulas, and it formats the passage in a way that can be useful for fluency practice (timed readings).
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This site assesses the readability of websites - just copy and paste the URL. It also gives interesting information on various readability formulas.
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This site allows you to use the Lexile Framework to find the level for a whole book. Type the name of a book into the upper right-hand corner of the site where "Quick Book Search" is indicated, and the Lexile level for the book will pop up on the screen. Compare that with the table in CCRS Reading...
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If you have a particular article, passage, or short story you want to use with students, this free website is a good go-to for figuring out if it's in the ballpark for the level of students you are teaching (using Reading Anchor Standard 10). The website offers a variety of readability formulas for...
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Digital badges are a new way to capture and communicate what someone knows and can demonstrate. They represent different levels of work and engagement. This report, funded by OVAE, discusses developing and implementing a system of digital badges for adult learners. It begins a conversation.
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The Just Write! guide is an online &/or downloadable PDF resource guide for ABE teachers (!) , intended to increase familiarity with evidence-based writing instruction and to facilitate translation of research findings into teaching practices and products that will enhance the quality of...
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This is an article/audio interview with Richard Stiggins, who is an advocate of classroom assessments in student learning. He talks about what formative assessment is and isn't and he explains the purposes and the benefits.
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Definitions of formative assessment vary, but most people agree that it has the power to yield information about what students are learning while they are learning it.
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Formative assessments can improve both teaching and learning if you follow the ten principles outlined in this article. The steps include: (1) Help students understand the role of formative assessment. (2) Begin with clear KUDs. (3) Make room for student differences. (4) Provide instructive...

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