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  • How the “Science of Reading” Promotes Mastery of This Critical Life Skill

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    Literacy is the cornerstone of academic achievement, career success and lifelong learning. Yet, despite its undeniable importance, access to quality reading education remains inequitable, plagued by systemic issues and barriers that can hinder educational opportunities. In many cases, a student’s success is determined by the school they attend or who governs their school board.

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  • Author Q&A with Drs. Brett and Bob Bruininks

    BOT-3 Authors: Brett D. Bruininks, PhD, Robert H. Bruininks, PhD

    Jump for joy! BOT-3 is coming soon!

    The Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency™, Third Edition (BOT™-3) is one of the most-anticipated product updates of the year, and we know you’ve got questions! We sat down with the BOT-3 authors, Drs. Brett and Bob Bruininks, to talk about customer- and research-led updates to this widely used motor skills assessment, and all the new features you can expect to see when it releases later this year.

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  • What's new with the BOT-3?

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    The Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency™ (BOT™) was the first standardized test I came across on my first fieldwork placement as an occupational therapy student. Back then, it came in a clunky metal case and used real pennies for the coin activities (I'm showing my age now!) Like many therapists, I feel like I've "grown up with” the BOT so I'm thrilled to be part of the team bringing the original BOT's “grandchild” — the BOT™-3 — into the world! We are all excited about this new edition, and we think you will be too!

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  • 6 tips for managing kids’ social media use over March break

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    The notion of spring break might evoke images of whooshing down a mountain at a ski resort or lounging on a sun-drenched beach in warmer climates. However, the reality is that such adventures are out of reach for many families with school-age children, as they stay home due to work commitments or financial pressures.

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  • Choose the product training that works best for you!

    by Tyler Vassar, EdS, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology and Pearson Assessments Consultant

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    Whether you’re looking for individual training, small group training, or perhaps training across your district, identifying and selecting the best delivery method for your team doesn’t have to be overwhelming! Pearson offers in-person, live webinar, and on-demand training, and since each of these options is unique, we’ve put together a few tips to help you decide which one will work best for you. 

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  • 6 ways to bolster digital assessments with professional development

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    The steady integration of technology in the classroom has ushered in a proliferation of digital assessments, which offer immense promise to reduce educator workloads and give them better insight into their students’ unique learning needs. Yet for all the ease they provide, digital assessments shouldn’t be deployed as a plug-and-play solution, at least initially. Without proper preparation, you run the risk of yielding inaccurate results, technical difficulties and even testing irregularities.

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