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CCSS and Students with Reading Disabilities

by Joan Sedita | 1 | 0 Comments

A new fact sheet is available from the International Dyslexia Association titled “Common Core State Standards and Students with Disabilities”.

As the standards are implemented in states across the country, parents and teachers have expressed concern regarding the education and literacy skills of students with reading disabilities. Literacy trainers at Keys to Literacy are often asked questions such as:

  • What impact will these standards have on students with dyslexia or other disabilities if they cannot read or write at the expected grade level?
  • Do the new state assessments allow for accommodations?

The IDA fact sheet is a good place to start for answers to these questions. Here are a few other related resources:

Resources related to state assessment accommodations:

Joan Sedita

Joan Sedita is the founder of Keys to Literacy and author of the Keys to Literacy professional development programs. She is an experienced educator, nationally recognized speaker and teacher trainer. She has worked for over 35 years in the literacy education field and has presented to thousands of teachers and related professionals at schools, colleges, clinics, and professional conferences.

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