2021 Gillis Assessment Workshop


The Nuts and Bolts of Literacy Assessments: Why, How, and What

By Dr. Margie Gillis
August 9-12, 2021

This workshop recording is now available for purchase.

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This four 1/2 day, 12-hour long online course (3h/day) will use McKen na and Stahl’s Cognitive Model of Reading Assessment as a framework for how to implement a tiered literacy assessment framework for K-3 students.  Learn how to select and implement assessment tools that can be used to identify at-risk students (screening) and guide structured literacy interventions for K-3 students (diagnostic assessment and progress monitoring).

Areas of assessment to be discussed will include phonological/phonemic awareness, word recognition, decoding and encoding (spelling), reading fluency, vocabulary and morphology, syntactic awareness, and comprehension.

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Presenter: Margie B. Gillis, Ed.D. is a Certified Academic Language Therapist, a research affiliate at Haskins Laboratories, and the president of  Literacy How, a non-profit organization that provides professional development on the Science of Reading. Margie is also the president of the Anne Fowler Foundation providing scholarships for educators. She is the co-founder of Smart Kids with LD, the former president of ConnBIDA, a board member of the Academic Language Therapy Association, Dyslexia Society of CT, and New Alliance Foundation, and a professional advisor for Understood, ReadWorks, and the International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction.