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.

How to Assess and Adjust Mid-Year Academic Goals

How to Assess and Adjust Mid-Year Academic Goals As we find ourselves at the midway point of the academic year, it becomes increasingly important to pause and reflect on the goals set at the beginning of the school year. Whether you're a student navigating the challenges of coursework, an educator guiding a classroom,

By |2023-11-20T18:37:42+00:00November 20th, 2023|Homeschool|0 Comments

Reading Intervention: Strategies for Parents

Reading Intervention: Strategies for Parents Reading interventions are strategies and techniques designed to provide targeted support to students who are struggling with reading skills. These interventions address specific areas of need, such as phonemic awareness, phonological awareness, comprehension strategies, and fluency.  Whether it is through extra reading practice, the use of reading materials

By |2023-10-31T21:25:23+00:00October 31st, 2023|Reading Assessment|0 Comments

Dyslexia Awareness Month

Definition of Dyslexia Dyslexia, a common learning disability that affects a wide range of students, mainly children, is characterized by difficulties with reading, spelling, and language processing. Students with dyslexia often struggle with recognizing and manipulating the sounds of words, leading to challenges in reading skills.  Dyslexia is believed to be caused by

By |2023-10-31T21:22:21+00:00October 26th, 2023|Math Assessment|0 Comments

CASE Webinar Strategies to Motivate Students to Learn Math with Dr. Jordan B Smith Jr.

CASE Webinar Strategies to Motivate Students to Learn Math with Dr. Jordan B Smith Jr. Educators must motivate and employ creative strategies, as discussed in the CASE webinar below with Dr. Jordan B Smith Jr., its time to make math an engaging and rewarding learning journey. Mathematics can evoke varied student emotions, with

By |2023-09-20T20:51:36+00:00September 20th, 2023|Math Curriculum|0 Comments

Moving toward District-Wide K-12 Differentiated Testing Articulation

Moving toward District-Wide K-12 Differentiated Testing Articulation The Need for Educational Testing A key challenge for K-12 education is balancing the need for testing with the time it takes away from instruction. Testing needs for district administrators are often at odds with the needs of special education and intervention departments. At the

By |2023-09-14T23:04:58+00:00September 11th, 2023|Math Assessment|0 Comments

Guide to Dyslexia Screening: Understanding the Process

What is a dyslexia screener assessment? A dyslexia screener by definition conditionally identifies students who may have reading difficulties or dyslexia. It is important to understand how it does this. Essentially, the screener looks at early reading skills that students are taught in grades K to 2. If student performance indicates that they

By |2023-09-11T17:38:58+00:00September 5th, 2023|Reading Assessment|0 Comments

Why Middle Schools in the United States Struggle to Teach Their Students Math

Why Middle Schools in the United States Struggle to Teach Their Students Math Middle school math can be challenging for many students due to a variety of factors. It is important to understand these factors in order to find the best approach in systematically applying a solution, whether at the

By |2023-09-11T17:43:04+00:00September 5th, 2023|Math Assessment|0 Comments

Why Many K-12 Schools and Districts are Failing in Mathematics and How We Can Make a Course Correction

Nationally, student K-12 math scores have been at an all-time low as measured by state accountability testing.  Much of this started ten to twelve years ago, when state standards were updated to become more rigorous.  Math was rightfully expanded to include not just basic numeracy (arithmetics) but also the application of mathematics in the

By |2022-09-01T23:51:42+00:00July 28th, 2022|Education Reform|0 Comments

Opinion: Florida Needs Paradigm Shift in State Testing

By Richard Capone, CEO/Co-Founder of Let’s Go Learn, Inc. Florida announced on March 15, 2022 that it is dropping FSA, its end-of-year state test, and replacing it with three shorter progress assessments to be given in the fall, winter, and spring of each year. It is the first state to recognize that high-stakes testing has indeed

By |2022-09-02T00:17:38+00:00April 22nd, 2022|Education Reform|0 Comments

What is computer-adaptive testing in education?

When a test is not using a fixed form or fixed set of questions but instead adjusts based on input from the test-taker, it is computer-adaptive. The idea is that the questions change based on the students’ responses as they are taking the test. In practice, there are many different types of computer-adaptive tests.

By |2022-08-15T20:55:50+00:00March 5th, 2022|Math Assessment|0 Comments
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