The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) are a set of standardized, individually administered measures of early literacy development. They are designed to be short (one minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of pre-reading and early reading skills.
The Local Task Force (LTF) is an advisory and advocacy group that works to protect the rights of students with special needs; encourages the cooperation among public and private agencies; and acts as a catalyst enhancing collaboration in education.
The Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools (PARSS) was started by a group of public school superintendents who had real concerns for students in rural and small school districts in Pennsylvania. The focus of these concerns was in two primary areas: Finance and Quality Education.
The mission of the Pennsylvania Department of Education is to assist the General Assembly, the Governor, the Secretary of Education and Pennsylvania educators in providing for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of education.
The Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association (PenSPRA) was chartered in 1969 and is an organization of school public relations professionals whose goal is to improve educational communication and support student achievement through systematic, proactive, and responsible public relations programs.
The mission of PaTTAN is to support the efforts of the Bureau of Special Education and its initiatives and to build the capacity of local educational agencies to provide appropriate services to students who receive special education services.
ED was created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. Its original directive remains its mission today — to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation.
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