READING FUNDAMENTALS #1
Welcome to Reading Fundamentals #1: An Introduction to Scientifically-based Research. An Introduction to Scientifically-Based Research, the first in a three-course series on effective reading instruction, was designed to give background on Reading First as it applies to the No Child Left Behind federal legislation. The course discusses the research that supports scientifically-based research as it applies to phonetically-based instruction, assessment, and evaluation. The course explores myths and misconceptions concerning reading instruction and remediation. It also presents an evaluation checklist designed to assess the effectiveness of your current reading program. The goal of the course is to present you with research, trustworthy evidence, and background information that support the need for a reading program that is based on scientific research and proven methods.
This computer-based instruction course is a self-supporting program that provides instruction, structured practice, and evaluation, all on your home or school computer. Information on installation and technical support can be found, and will be covered in the User Guide section of your computer software.
All VESi courses receive letter grades. Please see Course Syllabus Addendum for grading information. All VESi courses are now tablet compatible!
There is a two week minimum for course completion. For your maximum time, Ashland's academic calendar is September 1st through August 31st each year and you are required to complete your course within that academic calendar. Also, please be certain to refer to the attachments that are sent with your course link(s) as those items contain important information regarding exam score and essay requirements.
Within 24-48 hours of your registration you will receive an email from your course content provider that contains your course access information.
Also within 24 hours of your registration you should be able to establish a login for your student account here at Ashland, WebAdvisor. You can use WebAdvisor to view your registrations, see when your grade is posted, and print detailed receipts and grade reports. Please click here for instructions on obtaining a username and password. The instructions also include a link to our Records and Registration's webpage where transcript ordering instructions can be found. It is advised that you review your record before ordering transcripts.
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- Location of Meeting:online with VESi