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The Power of Prevention: The Critical Need for Assessment

Reading failure can be prevented in almost every learner.

In this webinar, Dr. Ruth Kaminski, co-author of Acadience Reading K-6 (formerly known as DIBELS) will discuss what we know about the prevention of reading failure. She will share practical advice about methods to prevent reading failure, all of which are grounded in the science of reading, with an emphasis on the role of assessment.

As a result of participation in this webinar, attendees will:

  1. Become familiar with a prevention-oriented model of reading failure
  2. Learn practical strategies for preventing reading failure
  3. Understand the critical role of assessment in the prevention of reading difficulties.


Dr. Ruth Kaminski
Dr. Ruth Kaminski
Co-author of Acadience® Reading

Dr. Ruth Kaminski, is co-author of Acadience® Reading (previously published as DIBELS Next®) and the co-founder of Acadience Learning. Dr. Kaminski is also the lead author of the early childhood literacy assessment, Acadience®Reading Pre-K: PELI®. Dr. Kaminski’s academic background includes degrees in speech pathology, early childhood special education, and school psychology. She has conducted research on assessment and preventative interventions for preschool and early elementary age children for the past 30 years. Dr. Kaminski has extensive experience consulting with Head Start agencies and public schools throughout the United States and abroad. In addition, Dr. Kaminski brings more than a decade of experience as a classroom teacher and speech/language clinician with preschool-age children.

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