To achieve our early literacy goals, Denver Public Schools is committed to monitoring student progress in literacy by ensuring that educators use a body of evidence. On this page, you will find supports for each of the components of a literacy body of evidence:
- Written Repsonse to Complex Text
- Standards-Aligned Multiple Choice Assessments
- READ Act Assessment
For more information, please contact Jeanna Doung.
Literacy Body of Evidence Windows
The Literacy Body of Evidence windows are the same as the READ Act administration windows.
Literacy Body of Evidence: How Does It Support Students?
Reading, writing, and communicating are complex processes, and no single assessment can provide everything we need to know about a student’s literacy progress. Therefore, in order to gain a holistic perspective of students’ strengths and areas of need in literacy, we must leverage a body of evidence. By triangulating multiple data points that speak to students’ abilities to meet the demands of grade level standards for reading, writing, and communicating, we can accurately gauge student literacy progress and ensure that instruction is designed to accelerate learning. Consider opportunities to integrate Literacy Body of Evidence data with Student Learning Objectives (SLOs).