Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST
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East Central Educational Service Center 
705 W 21st St
Connersville, IN 47331

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Mandi Isaacs 
East Central Educational Service Center 

IREAD3: Setting Students Up for Success K-3 

Setting students up for success on IREAD3 begins in kindergarten, and continues through third grade. Teachers in K-3 classrooms benefit by understanding the expectations on the assessment. During this learning opportunity teachers will correlate the IREAD Assessment Blueprint, item specifications, and released items, to deepen their understanding of the skills students need to pass IREAD3. Resources, activities, and ideas for increasing student performance will also be discussed. By correlating the ILEARN Assessment Blueprint with the Indiana E/LA standards, teachers can begin to identify power standards to focus on with students. Teachers will start to formulate a plan to use these resources to direct their classroom instruction and maximize students’ achievement on the E/LA portion of the ILEARN assessment. The types of questions used on the ILEARN assessment will be discussed and analyzed. Best practices to increase student performance for sample questions will be demonstrated. Resources, activities, and ideas for increasing student performance will be discussed.

Presenter: April Connelley, INcompassing Education 

Audience: Teachers K-3

Cost: $125 ESC Member / $250 Non-member (HB1008 Funds Eligible)

Lunch: On your own



April Connelley, Incompassing Education

April is a life-long learner and educator with 24 years of experience in elementary and special education. She offers expertise in literacy, including the Science of Reading, instructional coaching, professional learning, and curriculum development. Prior to joining INcompassing Education, April fulfilled the role of Literacy Specialist working with multiple school districts across the country, as well as an Early Reading Virtual Coach and Early Reading Training Facilitator. As a District Instructional Coach and E/LA Curriculum Coordinator, April focused on bringing written and taught curriculum together. April spent 15 years working directly with students as a Reading Interventionist and Special Education teacher. She is an avid reader and advocates for students to develop life-long reading habits by finding their personal reading identity. April has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Saint Francis; a Master’s Degree from Concordia University Mequon WI; and completed an endorsement program in Educational Leadership.