What reading diagnostic will you use to determine which class to place my child in?
The Progressive Centre uses a program entitled DORA from the Let’s Go Learn platform. Let’s Go Learn’s age-appropriate assessment interfaces engage readers and make testing more fun and relevant. The platform’s adaptive technology intelligently navigates across multiple areas within reading to provide a broad comprehensive look for each teacher to direct personalized instruction or for automated online intervention.
Rather than summarize developing readers into single scores, the DORA series expands reading into multiple sub-tests. Reading ability doesn’t reduce to a single score, as many screening tools and benchmark tests assume. Rather, it is made up of many skills: comprehension strategies, vocabulary, sight-word recognition, phonics, spelling, phonemic awareness, and more. Within each of these areas, a specific level can be found that identifies the ideal starting point for each student. These points, also known as a student’s zone of proximal development, should never be defined by a student’s grade level. They are determined by what each student actually can and cannot do based on a set of test items, not on single questions. Single-question adaptive logic is the hallmark of screeners and summative tests’ analysis of students. They make recommendations based on the data of the many, not the actual data of the one. Let’s Go Learn will never make this mistake when assessing your students.
How many classes will my child have this summer?
Our reading program will run in July and August. Classes will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. In July there will be 12 classes and in August there will be 11 classes.
How will classes be held?
Classes will be held online via Zoom. A link will be provided once a few days prior to the start of camp.
How do we take payment?
Payment for the assessment and the camp can be paid by credit card via our online portal.