Testimonials from teachers and parents on the Right to Read program.


You developed a tool that is meeting the needs of assess their students but to also inform them about their own practice with phonological awareness.

- Julie Vaillancourt, Literacy Specialist, Learning Dept. Rocky View Schools

Another great use we found for the RRST this year was in our Specialized program. Teachers were able to accurately assess the emergent literacy skills of most of our level 4 students, and with that information, target instruction appropriately! We are very excited about the progress we have had in year one of using the RRST and the Right to Read program.

- Stacey Miner, Optimal Learning Coach, Medicine Hat Public School Division 76

This was the best workshop I've taken for a long time.
- Joan
This learning opportunity was meaningful because of its relevancy and practicality. I am able to take what I learned and apply it in my classroom immediately.

- Workshop participant

It was hands on. I walked away with realistic tools that I could implement the next day. Great value for the cost. Lots of resources were given to us and shared with us to print off.

- Workshop participant

"This training and tool are leading to very good results for our students."

- Workshop participant

Online Workshop

The test has already helped me to pin point some specific areas where students need direct support. For example, I was surprised to learn that my son has difficult identifying sounds at the end of the words. Recognizing sounds in the middle of words did not surprise me. What shocked me even more is the difficulty he had recognizing rhyming words and generating rhyming words. I almost started crying when I learned this! I learned so much about my son’s phonetic abilities by assessing him myself. I highly recommend that a teacher do it rather than having someone else like an educational assistant or another teacher assess a student. The learning that can take place about a student’s phonemic abilities is extremely important in better understanding the next best learning steps required.

- Assistant Principal, CBE

"I am excited to see the growth between the beginning of the year testing and the end of the year testing. I have already begun to incorporate more syllable and phoneme detection plans into my everyday lessons, and am finding it very helpful and beneficial."

- Erika, Online participant