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Assessment and Evaluation

Children develop in different ways and at different times. There are certain signs of reading or learning problems, though, that parents and teachers can watch out for. Learn about the different processes for identifying kids who need extra help to succeed in school. You may also want to browse the Struggling Readers section for additional resources.

Refresh your knowledge about how to assess core literacy skills. Try the Assessment module in our free, self-paced online course, Reading 101: A Guide to Teaching Reading and Writing.

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Our PBS Television Series:
Launching Young Readers

Al Roker

Learn the warning signs for a child who may have difficulties with reading and why early intervention is so important.

Annette Bening

Explore how children learn the relationship between sounds, letters, and words.

Deborah Norville

Find out how to help young readers learn to decode individual words accurately and quickly.

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