MClassHickory – TRC, DORF and NWF? What do these abbreviations mean?   What is phonemic awareness?

Have you ever struggled to understand your child’s mCLASS: Reading 3D report?  As a parent, you want to help your child become a fluent reader, but understanding the reading jargon is difficult and frustrating.  You wonder how you can best help your child at home.

Patrick Beaver Learning Resource Center, as part of its Parents as Voices in Education series, wants to help parents understand their child’s reading report.  “What do these scores mean?:  Understanding your child’s mCLASS report” will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2018, from 3:00-4:30 pm in room 159 of the Rhyne Building at Lenoir-Rhyne University.    Professionals will explain the different skills that mCLASS tests.   Participants can then attend up to three breakout sessions to discover practical strategies to help their child at home.

This presentation is free and open to the public.  To get the maximum benefit from the presentation, parents will want to bring their child’s mCLASS Literary Performance Report or DIBELS Next report.

Presenters for the program are experienced teachers and committed professionals.  Windy Barham works for Catawba County Schools as their K-6 English and Language Arts Curriculum Specialist and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Coordinator. Brian Smith is currently the Alexander County teacher of the year. He is also a Top Teacher Blogger for Scholastic magazine, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University and on the board of NC International Dyslexia Association (NCIDA).   Dr. Monica Campbell is co-chair of the school of education and Teaching Scholars Director at Lenoir-Rhyne University.   Before teaching at the college level, Dr. Campbell was an exceptional children’s teacher in Catawba County Schools.  Michael Lemke is a PhD Student at Concordia University and the Elementary Education Program Coordinator at Lenoir Rhyne University.  Before joining the faculty at Lenoir-Rhyne, he worked as a classroom teacher and instructional coach at South Newton Elementary.  A former English teacher, Angela Lawrence is the executive director of Patrick Beaver Learning Resource Center.

For more information, call 828-624-2012, email at [email protected] or visit us on Facebook @PBLRC or