District, School, and Teacher Support Toolbox

The Ohio Department of Education strives to build a solid literacy foundation for all students through the implementation of quality language and literacy practices. The purpose of this toolbox is to assist districts, schools and teachers in implementing evidence-based language and literacy instruction and has organized available tools around instruction, lesson design, and assessment. Materials contained in Ohio’s Early Literacy Toolbox are drawn from both internal and external sources and will evolve over time. Materials and resources posted are for informational use only.

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How Children Learn to Read
Universal Screener
(Reading Diagnostic)
Research-Based Reading Curriculum Evidence-Based Reading Intervention
Progress Monitoring Classroom Walk-Through Principal Specific Resources
Literacy Coaches Reading Endorsement Allocating Resources
Websites Every Elementary Educator Needs to Know Reading Achievement Plans Third Grade Reading Guarantee Guidance 


How Children Learn to Read

  • Reading Rockets: How Children Learn to Read
  • Reading 101: A Guide to Teaching Reading and Writing- Includes 9 course modules on the five components of reading, classroom strategies and resources for teaching reading and writing. 

Universal Screener (Reading Diagnostic)

Screening is conducted to identify or predict students who may be at risk for poor learning outcomes. Universal screening assessments are typically brief, conducted with all students at a grade level, and followed by additional testing or short-term progress monitoring to corroborate students’ risk status (rti4success.org).

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Center on Response to Intervention Webinars

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Research-Based Reading Curriculum

Research must employ systematic, empirical methods that draw on observation or experiment; involve rigorous data analyses that are adequate to test the stated hypotheses and justify the general conclusions; rely on measurements or observational methods that provide valid data across evaluators and observers, and across multiple measurements and observations; and be accepted by a peer-reviewed journal or approved by a panel of independent experts through a comparatively rigorous, objective, and scientific review (centeroninstruction.org).

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Evaluating A Reading Curriculum

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Evidence-Based Reading Intervention

An activity, strategy, or intervention that demonstrates a statistically significant effect on improving student outcomes based on strong evidence from at least 1 well designed and well implemented experimental study; moderate evidence from at least 1 well designed and well implemented quasi-experimental study; promising evidence from at least 1 well designed and well implemented correlational study with statistical controls for selection bias; or demonstrates a rational based on high-quality research findings or positive evaluation that such activity, strategy, or intervention is likely to improve student outcomes and includes ongoing efforts to examine the effects of such activity, strategy, or intervention (ESSA).

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Evaluating Intervention Programs

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Progress Monitoring

Progress monitoring is used to assess a student’s performance, to quantify his or her rate of improvement or responsiveness to intervention, to adjust the student’s instructional program to make it more effective and suited to the student’s needs, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention (intensiveintervention.org).

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webinars

Evaluating Progress Monitoring Tools

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Classroom Walk-Through

A systematic way to collect real-time teaching and learning data. A classroom walk-through is not an evaluation but a snapshot of a classroom organization, instruction, and learning opportunities in the reading classroom.

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Literacy Coaches

Professional development process of supporting teachers in implementing new classroom practices by providing new content and information, modeling related teaching strategies, and offering ongoing feedback as teachers master new practices (centeroninstruction.org). Back to Tools

Principal Specific Resources

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Reading Endorsement

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Allocating Resources

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Websites Every Educator Needs to Know

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Last Modified: 11/15/2017 5:45:19 PM