A successful ELA/reading curriculum is delivered using diagnostic assessments to help define a student’s zone of proximal development, so that personalized, adaptive instruction and reading intervention can help struggling readers become successful learners. Effective reading assessment solutions and literacy reform efforts begin with a plan centered around the student. Before students begin grade-level instruction, assessments should diagnose learning gaps. As instruction progresses, formative assessments help educators refine instruction to give students the best chance at being successful. Using education technology, or edtech, students can utilize personalized learning, automatic scaffolding of core lessons, growth measurement, and accountability whether they are in a classroom or at home with virtual learning.

On this page, Let’s Go Learn and its partners provide a library of blog articles to offer ELA/reading assessment and instruction strategies and best practices for everyone from professional educators and teachers, to tutors and homeschool parents. We welcome your 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 |2022-03-07T22:34:42+00:00March 5th, 2022|Assessment, Mathematics, Reading|0 Comments

Tackle Learning Loss with Assessment Best Practices

Whether you are a seasoned Let’s Go Learn user or a brand new user, you should have as many implementation ideas as possible at your fingertips throughout the school year to address learning loss. Having a solid plan in place will help keep you on target. What are your initiatives (district-wide, school-wide, grade-level, etc.)?  Do

By |2022-01-11T04:59:49+00:00January 11th, 2022|Assessment, Instruction, Mathematics, Reading|0 Comments

Key Education Assessment Reports

It’s undeniable that technology has made an impact on education, especially during a year filled with distance and hybrid learning. Increased access to technology can be just as overwhelming as it is helpful. Different platforms offer different content, assessments, and reports. As educators and administrators, we’re always looking for the best data to help

By |2022-01-07T19:02:46+00:00January 5th, 2022|Assessment, Mathematics, Reading|0 Comments

10 Strategies to Help Schools Restart

The reopening of schools this fall will be a challenge that may continue throughout the entire school year. Here are 10 evidenced-based strategies to help guide you through this stage. Review these strategies and adjust them for your particular needs. Then share them with your principals and/or site leaders. They will help accelerate learning,

By |2021-09-09T01:22:22+00:00September 9th, 2021|Assessment, Instruction, Mathematics, Reading|0 Comments

Let’s Go Learn Launches the First Stand-Alone Online Digital Dyslexia Screener

What is the best dyslexia screener? Let’s Go Learn is proud to announce a groundbreaking online digital screener for dyslexia as our contribution to accelerating progress for struggling readers impacted by the COVID pandemic. According to Martinelli of the Child Mind Institute, “It is estimated that as many as one in five kids has

By |2021-07-29T19:37:12+00:00May 21st, 2021|Assessment, Reading|0 Comments

Best Practices for Remote Testing

By Onowa Bjella, M.Ed, and Alicia Atkinson, M.Ed, Let's Go Learn Customer Success Specialists We understand how important it is to be able to switch seamlessly between remote and in-person learning to support students, families, and teachers throughout the school year. Let’s Go Learn offers the opportunity to use data to drive instruction, reach

By |2021-04-28T20:38:00+00:00April 27th, 2021|Assessment, Mathematics, Reading|0 Comments

10 Tips for a Successful Summer School Program

Virtually all schools today are considering summer school options, in particular to help compensate for the learning loss and lack of social engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have already committed to a program, and hope that vaccination rates will allow significantly more in-person interaction this summer. Here, the Let's Go Learn CSS (Customer

By |2021-04-21T18:04:45+00:00April 20th, 2021|Assessment, Instruction, Mathematics, Reading|0 Comments

Why Add Our Diagnostic Assessments to State Testing?

“If schools do not take action, experts warn, the career opportunity gaps that already exist will grow even wider.” Standardized Assessments Again Required  After a one-year hiatus, the Department of Education’s Ian Rosenblum announced on February 22nd that all states must use standardized assessments “to help target resources and support to the students

By |2021-03-29T23:01:07+00:00March 29th, 2021|Assessment, Mathematics, Reading|0 Comments

The Crucial Elements of Faithful Data

Did you know, in 2008 researchers estimated that the number of data bits surpassed the estimated number of stars in the universe? Since that finding, data has grown by a factor of 10 every five years. With greater amounts of raw data, educators have the opportunity to improve their use of data in their RtI/MTSS implementations

By |2021-03-17T19:34:53+00:00March 17th, 2021|Assessment, Instruction, Mathematics, Reading|0 Comments

How to Solve for Learning Loss — What Does the Evidence Say?

You don’t need to consult the myriad statistical reports during COVID-19 to know that most students have suffered a learning loss. And students who entered the pandemic below grade level have of course suffered most. How can teachers and learners recover? First, let’s look at the phrase itself. In a recent article in Ed

By |2021-07-21T20:36:08+00:00February 23rd, 2021|Assessment, Instruction, Mathematics, Reading|0 Comments
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