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WEBINAR ALERT: Strategies to Improve Adolescent Reading Proficiency: How to Identify and Address Why They Struggle

WHAT: No-cost webinar on identifying and addressing the diverse causes of non-proficient reading in adolescents and what educators can do to close the achievement gap and accelerate literacy gains.

WHO: Dr. Suzanne Carreker, CALT-QI, Principal Educational Content Lead, Lexia Learning

WHEN: Wednesday, January 10, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST


BOSTON (Dec. 13, 2017) – Research suggests that 66 percent of eighth-grade students in the United States cannot read proficiently. To help schools and districts address this crisis and help close the achievement gap for low-performing students in grades six and above, Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST) Company, will host a webinar on January 10 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). 

Leading the conversation will be Dr. Suzanne Carreker, CALT-QI, the principal educational content lead at Lexia Learning who will use the Simple View of Reading to explain why identifying and addressing the diverse needs of non-proficiency can be complex, but is not impossible with the right tools.

Webinar attendees will learn about:

  • The diverse and complex causes of non-proficient adolescent literacy
  • Adolescent learner profiles and how assessment informs their instruction
  • Solutions for helping non-proficient adolescent readers prepare for college and career

Dr. Carreker spearheaded the curriculum design of Lexia’s soon-to-be released reading program for adolescents. Before joining Lexia in 2015, Dr. Carreker worked for 28 years at Neuhaus Education Center, a nonprofit organization offering professional development in evidence-based reading methods to more than 60,000 teachers.

There is no cost to join the webinar, but registration is required. For more information, please go to Registrants will receive an on-demand recording of the webinar after the event.

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