Can Skills Locators be given more than once in the same strand?

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Can Skills Locators be given more than once in the same strand?

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A teacher may give additional Skills Locators in the same strand at any time to identify additional skills that need work or to plan ahead. The subsequent Skills Locators begin where the initial Skills Locator left off, and will generally be shorter in duration.

Reading Skills Locators
Once the teacher determines a student’s Instructional Level in reading comprehension, repeat Skills Locators may be unnecessary. After instruction, the student will likely take a Mastery Check, and if the result is Independent Reading Level, the next logical step is to instruct at the next higher level. The teacher may choose to simply designate the next higher level as Instructional or the teacher may choose to check the student at that level to gain information about skills that may need attention. In either case, the next Skills Locator at the higher level serves both Skills Locator and Mastery Check purposes.

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