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Here at WY Lit, we know literacy skills are not something children are born with. We also know that a challenge is always less overwhelming with support, so we've put together some of our favorite resources to help and to educate. Need help connecting with a specific resource? Contact us! Literacy is our business.

Dyslexia Screening
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Mississippi College's Dyslexia Screener is unique in that it can be used for Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third Grades.  The cost is $35 per school, and the screener can be reproduced as many times as it is needed by the school.  Directions are explicit enough that no training should be needed for screener administration.  It is teacher-directed and recorded.  

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In honor of dyslexia awareness month, Reading Horizons, a leading provider of literacy solutions for the K–12 education market, has launched a free online dyslexia screener. Parents and educators can access the non-diagnostic risk screener to identify indicators of dyslexia with the goal being earlier recognition and intervention. Studies show that approximately 10–20 percent of students struggle with factors related to dyslexia.


aimsweb™Plus is a leading research-based screening, progress monitoring, and data management solution for foundational K–8 math and reading skills.

The Shaywitz DyslexiaScreen™ is an evidence-based, teacher-friendly, and quick rating scale designed for mass screenings for grades K–3. Choose targeted or universal screening — each rating takes less than five minutes to complete per student.

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Dyslexia is genetic therefore if parents or other family members had trouble learning to read, children may too. Administering this questionnaire or the following subset of questions may be a useful screening practice.

The International Dyslexia Association provides the Dyslexia Screener for Adults as a free service to gain insight about individual characteristics related to dyslexia.

Literacy Screening

aimsweb®Plus screens and monitors the reading and math skills of PreK–12 students. With its robust set of standards-aligned measures, aimswebPlus is proven to uncover learning gaps quickly, identify at-risk students, and assess individual and classroom growth. aimswebPlus also has add-on screeners for behavior and dyslexia for a comprehensive, all in one system.


The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills® (DIBELS) are a set of procedures and measures for assessing the acquisition of early literacy skills. They are designed to be short (one minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of early literacy and early reading skills. Acadience Learning founders Ruth A. Kaminski, Ph.D and Roland H. Good, III, Ph.D were instrumental in the development of DIBELS.

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Acadience Reading is a universal screening and progress monitoring assessment that measures the acquisition of early literacy skills from kindergarten through sixth grade. The assessment is comprised of six brief measures that function as indicators of the essential skills that every child must master to become a proficient reader. These measures are used to regularly monitor the development of early literacy skills in order to provide timely instructional support and prevent the occurrence of later reading difficulties. 


FAST combines Curriculum-Based Measures (CBM) and Computer-Adaptive Tests (CAT) for reading, math and behavior, and delivers accurate, actionable reports for screening, skill analysis, instructional planning, and more to ensure educators have the right tools and the right data to provide timely and targeted supports. And it does this in half the time as other assessments, so you spend less time testing and more time delivering data-driven instruction.  

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