All About Adolescent Literacy

All about adolescent literacy. Resources for parents and educators of kids in grades 4-12.
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Adolescent Literacy Glossary

Adequate Yearly Progress, Small Learning Communities, Explicit Instruction — do you know what these phrases mean? Find these and other commonly used terms related to reading, literacy, and reading instruction in our glossary.

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High-Stakes Assessment

High stakes assessments determine important outcomes (such as graduating from high schoo) for an individual student. High stakes tests differ from tests given by schools to meet the requirements under No Child Left Behind. Those tests hold states and districts accountable for porr student performane, but do not require statea to impose personal accountability on students.


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