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95 Percent Group’s phonics ecosystem is a cohesive suite of products and professional learning services that is aligned with the science of reading and is rooted in our high standards of excellence. It is intentionally designed with coherent instructional methodologies across core and intervention which means students can move seamlessly across tiers to accelerate learning. 

Come learn more in our special webinar, What is a Phonics Ecosystem and Why Does it Matter?, on Tuesday, November 29 at 6:30 p.m. CT. Laura Stewart, our Chief Academic Officer, and Joni Maville, our Director, Content Development, will be joined by Renee Hall, Supervisor of K-5 Reading and Barbara Karsnitz, Second Grade Teacher with Wicomico County Public Schools in Maryland. Results from a two-year research study at Wicomico demonstrates that students using the 95 Percent Group ecosystem made twice as much progress as those in the comparison group. 

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Meet your Webinar Facilitators & Guests

Laura Stewart, Chief Academic Officer, 95 Percent Group

In her role as Chief Academic Officer for 95 Percent Group, Laura Stewart drives our leadership position and is our primary Reading Science advocate. Her journey began as a classroom teacher and a school district administrator which ignited her lifelong passion for empowering educators to positively impact ALL students and ultimately change the course of literacy achievement in this country. Before joining 95 Percent Group, Laura served as the Chief Innovation Officer for The Reading League and was the Chief Academic Officer for Professional Development with the Highlights Education Group and is a LETRS® Certified Trainer. 

Joni Maville, Director, Content Development 

As a former first-third grade teacher, K-3 Reading Coach, and K-8 Teaching and Learning Specialist, Joni understands the critical need to close phonics skill gaps as early as possible for all students to help them become joyful, confident readers. At 95 Percent Group, Joni is committed to meeting ongoing instructional needs to improve student outcomes. In the past two years, she was part of the product development team that introduced the 95 Phonics Core Program®, 95 Phonics Skill Series™: Short Vowels, and the 95 Phonics Booster Bundle®: Summer School 2nd Edition and Tune-Up, and the MSRC Presentation Files. 

Renee Hall, Supervisor of K-5 Reading, Wicomico County Public Schools

Dr. Renee R. Hall oversees the ELA curriculum in the 17 elementary schools. With a passion for reading and student achievement, she has served in this role for 5 years. She has been a building leader as a Principal and Assistant Principal at various schools in Wicomico County for 14 years. Prior to Wicomico County, she was an instructional coach, facilitator, and classroom teacher in Dorchester and Queen Anne’s County. 

 

Barbara Karsnitz, M.Ed., Second Grade Teacher, Fruitland Primary, Wicomico County Public Schools

As an elementary teacher for over 40 years, Barb has shared her passion for reading with countless students. Her enthusiasm for teaching extends beyond the classroom as she mentors future elementary school teachers at Salisbury University (MD). Barb is a past member of the Wicomico County Education Association Negotiations Team and has served on multiple school and county committees.  

Here is additional information to support our work.

 

Wicomico School District

95 Percent Group Phonics Ecosystem in Action

Here we take an in-depth look at the Wicomico School District in Maryland, whose leadership and literacy team worked together to transform their approach to reading instruction. They saw, in return, strong student improvement. One changemaker, Dr. Renee R. Hall, offers tips for other educators on advancing literacy in their school or district.

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Meet Chief Product Officer Jennifer Harris

A two-year evaluation of a multi-product implementation of 95 Percent Group Products was conducted in the Wicomico, Maryland school district. Two similar schools were paired and compared during the 2020-2021 (remote) school year and the 2021-2022 (in-person) school year. During the two-year study, the effect size of the 95 Percent Group treatment group made two times more progress than that of the comparison group (0.64 vs. 0.31).  

Meet Jennifer Harris

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95 Percent Group Phonics Ecosystem Infographic 

Take a closer look at how our comprehensive suite of products and professional learning services work together across grade levels and tiers to improve instructional practices and student outcomes. Download this interactive resource and click on the embedded links to view product overviews, sample lessons, and additional information about the professional learning opportunities that form our phonics ecosystem.

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95 Percent Group Product Ecosystem Research Study

A two-year evaluation of a multi-product implementation of 95 Percent Group Products was conducted in the Wicomico, Maryland school district. Two similar schools were paired and compared during the 2020-2021 (remote) school year and the 2021-2022 (in-person) school year. During the two-year study, the effect size of the 95 Percent Group treatment group made two times more progress than that of the comparison group (0.64 vs. 0.31).  

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