In October 2021, YWCA Central Carolinas partnered with Read Charlotte and Learning Ovations, a California-based company, to bring Assessment-to-Instruction (A2i) to all eight of our Youth Learning Centers. With A2i, Youth Learning Center Coordinators can have their K-5 students take two 15-minute quizzes to find out their current reading and vocabulary levels, get recommendations about priorities for improving their reading and receive a customized list of literacy activities they can do, both, in the center and at home. Many of these activities have short tutorial videos for families. The quizzes are taken every six weeks and will update recommendations for targeted literacy activities based upon student growth.
A2i acknowledges and actively utilizes all three of these critical reading science pieces, transforming research to practice that helps teachers teach. YWCA Central Carolinas is finding success in utilizing the A2i platform. We look forward to our students’ continued reading growth.
Jasmine Mix is the literacy and engagement manager at YWCA Central Carolinas. She has served as a public educator and literacy facilitator for over 14 years.