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Greetings from the Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast!Greetings from the Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast! We are pleased to announce the release of our first product of 2015, the Summer Reading Camp Self-study Guide tool. We hope school, district, and state leaders use this tool to plan and evaluate summer reading programs. Additional information about this tool is listed below. We look forward to announcing more exciting REL Southeast products in the near future and as always, thank you for helping to improve education in the southeast.
Barbara Foorman, Ph.D.
Director, REL Southeast
Featured IES ProductSummer Reading Camp Self-study GuideThis guide is designed to facilitate self-studies of planning and implementation of state-required summer reading camp programs for grade 3 students who scored at the lowest level on the state reading assessment. It provides a template for data collection and guiding questions for discussion that may improve instruction and increase the number of students meeting the grade-level standard by the end of the summer reading camp.
The guide is composed of a scoring guide and consensus rating form. The scoring guide includes guiding questions and potential sources of evidence. After completion of the scoring guide, a facilitator will guide the self-study team through a consensus rating process to come to agreement on the current status of implementation in the district or school and planning for next steps. The content of the scoring guide is based on eight areas that research indicates are important for summer reading camp implementation: teacher effectiveness and qualifications; student selection and enrollment; instructional time; content and instruction; assessment selection and data use; mentoring and/or paraprofessional use; learning environment; and communication with administration, staff, and parents.
A complete copy of the tool may be viewed at http://bit.ly/summer_reading_camp.
Contact UsREL Southeast at Florida State University
http://rel-se.fsu.edu2010 Levy AvenueSuite 100Tallahassee, FL 32310
This Director’s Email was developed by REL Southeast under Contract ED-IES-12-C-0011 from the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences. The content does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of IES or the U.S. Department of Education, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government.