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The Confident Learners program provides a rigorous curriculum aligned with teaching activities, assessments and quality professional development. The program covers all pre-literacy to literacy skills required to achieve reading fluency by the end of Grade 3. The foundational model of literacy and language development that the Confident Learners Literacy Program uses, draws upon is the widely recognized and validated ‘Simple View of Reading.’ This model has two critical and complementary dimensions:
Code-related skill: Concepts about print, phonological awareness, letter knowledge, and reading fluency (decoding and spelling, recognition and spelling, speed and prosody).
Language skill: Vocabulary, receptive language, expressive language, and written language.
Children must master both to read proficiently.
Click to view a Code-Related Instructional Activity or Language-Related Instructional Activity.
The OurSCHOOL survey only uses multi-question measures, as opposed to single questions as found on most other school surveys. When developing our measures, we take steps to ensure they are the most representative of the construct under investigation. We begin with the broad construct (or domain) – for example, the concept of Anxiety – then we conduct a thorough examination of the existing literature and consult with subject matter experts.
A bank of questions is then developed that are intended to reflect the construct and are rigorously tested. We know that measures are more reliable when they include a number of well-formulated questions as this allows us to more accurately differentiate between students.
EYE-DA Domain Graphic 0100CA0000What does the EYE–DA assess?Language and CommunicationA child’s understanding of spoken language and his or her ability to express thoughts and feelings.Awareness of Self and EnvironmentA child’s understanding of the world and his or her ability to makeconnections with home and community experiences.Cognitive SkillsA child’s basic math and pre-reading skills and his or her ability to sol