American Reading Company's Skills Assessment and Instruction System Receives Top Ranking on IMET Review

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American Reading Company’s IRLA Foundational Skills Toolkit has been approved, with the highest possible score, by the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE).

American Reading Company's reading assessment and instruction system has been vetted and reviewed by Louisiana Department of Education using the Instructional Materials Evaluation Tool (IMET), scorinh the best possible on all indicators. A nationally respected tool, the IMET was created by Student Achievement Partners, Achieve the Core, Council of Chief State School Officers, and the Council of Great City Schools for evaluating K-12 education materials and their alignment to the Common Core Standards.

Using the IMET, LDOE granted ARC’s IRLA Foundational Skills Toolkit a Tier I status. A Tier I status means the program exemplifies quality, meets all non-negotiable criteria, and scores the best possible on all indicators of superior quality. ARC’s IRLA Foundational Skills Toolkit is the only small-group resource to receive this grade. The LDOE independent review also gave ARC’s IRLA Foundational Skills Toolkit the highest possible marks for its balance between teacher-directed and student-centered experiences, superior quality, and cultural sensitivity.

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