About Richard Capone

Richard Capone co-founded Let’s Go Learn in 2000. Let’s Go Learn is a pioneer in adaptive and diagnostic assessments. Capone is the chief technology officer and current CEO at Let’s Go Learn. He led the development teams in creating DORA and ADAM, assessments used by special education departments as well as general school administrators and teachers to support student achievement through powerful granular data. Today, Let’s Go Learn is used in all 50 states as well as internationally. Its solutions include assessment and online instruction that meet the needs of Generation Four educational assessments.

Understanding the Science of Reading and the 3-Cueing System

Three Cueing System In reading education, various models and theories explain how individuals learn to read and comprehend text. Among these, the 3-cueing model has recently become a topic of much discussion. States have begun to ban its use in reading instruction, preferring approaches approved by the Science of Reading. This blog post

By |2024-04-19T22:50:51+00:00April 19th, 2024|Reading Curriculum|0 Comments

CASE Academy of Law & Leadership

CASE Academy of Law & Leadership The New York Times recently highlighted a critical conversation sweeping across the nation – how we teach children to read. From school board meetings to statehouses, discussions and debates are on the rise, often accompanied by legal challenges concerning how best to address the needs of struggling

By |2024-04-17T15:16:53+00:00April 16th, 2024|Education Reform|0 Comments

Reading Intervention Strategies

Reading Intervention Strategies Studies show that reading interventions can be effective, particularly when implemented early. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports that interventions in grades 1-3 had positive impacts on reading skills, especially for word recognition and fluency  https://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/index.asp?HasSearched=1&searchcat2=subjectindex&L1=229&L2=0.  Reading intervention is a targeted approach to instruction that aims to accelerate

By |2024-03-21T17:00:59+00:00March 20th, 2024|Reading Curriculum|0 Comments

Women’s History Month 2024

Women's History Month 2024 Women's History Month is a month-long celebration in the United States that honors and highlights the contributions and achievements of women throughout history. It originated from the recognition of International Women's Day, which was first celebrated in the early 1900s. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation,

By |2024-03-06T20:22:01+00:00March 6th, 2024|Education Reform|0 Comments

What Is the Difference between RTI and MTSS?

What Is the Difference between RTI and MTSS? National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD). (2017). The effectiveness of Tier 2 and Tier 3 RTI interventions: A meta-analysis. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6701471/  A 2017 meta-analysis by the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) found that students who received Tier 2 and Tier 3 RTI interventions made significantly

By |2024-03-05T17:10:24+00:00March 5th, 2024|Special Education|0 Comments

Definition of Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs)

Definition of Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) Imagine a classroom environment where every student feels supported, understood, and empowered to learn—a place where challenging behaviors are addressed proactively, paving the way for positive growth and development. This ideal can become a reality through the power of Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs).  BIPs are individualized plans

By |2024-02-27T22:24:58+00:00February 23rd, 2024|Special Education|0 Comments

How Does Equity Differ from Equality in Education?

How Does Equity Differ from Equality in Education? Data from the National Center for Education Statistics paints a picture: students from low-income families are significantly less likely to graduate from high school in comparison to their more affluent peers. This highlights a deep inequity in the American educational system. Equity, in contrast to

By |2024-02-20T18:39:45+00:00February 20th, 2024|Education Reform|0 Comments

Standards-Based Testing

Comprehending Standards-Based Testing: Exploring Constraints, and Examining its Influence on Equity Traditional standards-based testing has long been the primary method for assessing K-12 students in the classroom. State standards provide a framework for teachers to instruct and students to learn. Administrators use temporary assessments, often provided by the states or other benchmark tests,

By |2024-02-06T03:06:22+00:00February 1st, 2024|Math Assessment|0 Comments

Embracing Education Revolution in 2024: AI’s Role at Let’s Go Learn

Embracing Education Revolution in 2024: AI's Role at Let's Go Learn As we step into 2024, I, as the CEO of Let's Go Learn, am thrilled to share my predictions about the revolutionary changes in the field of education, all thanks to the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI). However, it is important to

By |2024-01-23T22:11:30+00:00January 16th, 2024|Math Assessment|0 Comments

What Is Progress Monitoring

What Is Progress Monitoring Progress monitoring is an important part of assessing and tracking the development and growth of students in many areas in education. It involves regularly collecting and analyzing data to evaluate the effectiveness of an individual's progress towards their goals. Progress monitoring helps to ensure that interventions or instructional strategies

By |2024-01-23T23:21:12+00:00December 13th, 2023|Reading Assessment|0 Comments
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