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Wright to Read Assessment Team Member administers assessments using the Pearson DRA2 of all new students placed with a Wright to Read Tutor/Mentor. Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) refers students to us who are reading one grade level or more below their grade level. Most students tested are in grades 1-5.
Commitment: Wright to Read operates year-round, however most assessments take place within the academic year. The same assessor tests each child twice, shortly after he/she begins the program and the second time six to nine months after the initial assessment.
Each assessment requires approximately 1 hour or less for preparation and 2 hours for administration and feedback to the Tutor/Mentor and the Program Director. Assessors are available by phone or email to support the Tutor/Mentors of the students they have assessed. We estimate an annual time commitment of 4 hours per student and ask volunteers to work with a minimum of 5 students.
Training and Meetings: Following an initial interview, volunteers attend a 2-hour training, which includes a training video and written material.
Times: Flexible: Assessments take place weekday afternoons or evenings or on the weekends.
Location: Currently, most assessments take place at the public libraries during a volunteer and student’s normal tutoring session or at Wright to Read’s office, 418 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.
418 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, US
Giving the gift of literacy is the mission of Wright To Read, a program of the Frank & Betty Wright Foundation, administered by The Campagna Center.
Wright To Read (WTR) is a tutoring and mentoring program that places adult volunteers with children from the City of Alexandria Public Schools. Our hope is that with committed volunteers we can reach these students and give them the help they need to fully develop the reading skills necessary for a good education and a rewarding life.
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418 S Washington StreetAlexandria, VA 22314
February 5, 2020