Literacy Center offering two complimentary k-12 assessments in November

The Literacy Center at SUNY New Paltz will offer complimentary literacy assessments to children in kindergarten through grade 12.

Graduate candidates in the MS Literacy Education program, under supervision of Literacy Program Coordinator Kathleen Lord, will administer free literacy proficiency assessments on Tuesday, Nov. 10, and Tuesday, Nov. 17. Students who enroll must attend sessions on both dates, either from 5 – 5:45 p.m., or 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.

Children who require remedial literacy support may be invited to attend the spring 2021 Literacy Tutoring Program.

Parents are asked to email Sam Slotnick, Literacy Center coordinator, at, or call at (845) 656-6088 to register. Please include contact information, child’s name, age, school grade and school attending, and any additional information about remedial literacy support your child may be receiving.

If you have accessibility questions or require accommodations to fully participate in these assessments, please contact Slotnick as soon as possible.

About The Literacy Center
The mission of The Literacy Center at SUNY New Paltz is two-fold: to provide our teacher candidates clinical opportunities in the diagnosis and remediation of reading and writing difficulties, and to provide literacy instruction to children in our local mid-Hudson Valley communities. In addition to our basic mission, we act as a link between school districts and community organizations interested in reading and writing excellence, and we promote “best practices” based on current research in literacy education.

Our programs meet the rigorous standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

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