Do Grades Show Progress?


Grades serve a purpose, I suppose. They do not, however provide most kids hope or a feeling of improvement. The fact is regardless of grades, kids get better academically in regard to skills, knowledge, and reading ability throughout the year even if their grades diminish or look like a roller coaster. A student’s trajectory is […]

MindPlay’s Universal Screener for Students

kids in computer lab doing universal screener for students

The right universal screener is an invaluable tool for educators and parents. It can assess students’ reading skills and quickly identify literacy struggles, so interventions can be designed and implemented immediately. Discover MindPlay’s Universal Screener – comprehensive software that works. Learn why it’s such a beneficial choice when assessing student progress in phonics, vocabulary, fluency, […]

MindPlay’s Math Screener for Students

math screener for students

Math literacy is essential for success in school and beyond. Math assessments are a powerful tool that help parents, educators, and school administrators assess skills quickly and accurately, ensuring students have the best chance of achieving in math at any level. MindPlay’s math assessment is designed to measure students’ skill levels and progress, so you […]

MindPlay’s Dyslexia Screener for Students

student with headphones using dyslexia screener.

Dyslexia is a common learning disorder that affects millions of students globally. It can be challenging to diagnose, but we believe there is a better way. Screening for dyslexia in children as young as kindergarten can be simple when you have the right tools. MindPlay’s Dyslexia Screener can help identify if your child has signs of […]

Myths and Facts about Dyslexia

Dyslexia myths

Unlocking the misconceptions to help your child read There are many signs and clues to dyslexia; however, it is important to be aware of the misconceptions and myths surrounding the disorder. There are a number of myths regarding dyslexia. We have listed some of the most common myths and facts about dyslexia below. Myth Fact […]

Student Learning Pace Matters

Teaching a classroom full of students guarantees part of the students are lost, part are bored, and a few are making learning gains. Students who are lost would benefit from more and differentiated instruction. Bored students need a challenge and an opportunity to move on! All this relates to pace and choice. The more accurately […]

Data Worth Publishing or Rather…. Saturating

Since the age of big data has arrived, we have seen immense changes to our culture and to every industry. Even in the physical activity of sports, there have been changes to the way games are played using analytics. Professional baseball teams are now completely focused on data analytics. Data-driven instruction has become a buzzword in […]

Reading Independence with MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach

(The following was originally published on Do you have a child who struggles with reading? Get her on the road to reading independence with MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach.  This post was sponsored by MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach. I received complementary access to the program and was compensated for my time. All opinions are my own. Kids don’t […]

How We Use Online Learning to Help Struggling Readers

(The following was originally published on Are you trying to help struggling readers in your homeschool? Take a look at how we use MindPlay to build fluency skills. My kids come from a long line of readers. My grandmothers and mother love to read, and I was a certifiable literary nerd in high school and […]

Online Tool for Struggling Readers

(The following was originally published on I’ve mentioned before that Sophie struggled to read, and I felt like a failure as both a homeschool mom and a parent. We kept working though, and once everything clicked I never find her without a book in her hand! Bella, having listened to her sister complain about reading is now […]