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Checkpoints for Progress In Reading & Writing for Families and Communities - February 1998


We wish to thank Alan Ginsburg and Susan Thompson-Hoffman of the U.S. Department of Education, and Dick Venezky of the University of Delaware, who provided the idea and framework for Checkpoints for Progress.

Ellie Topolovac and Marla Sammuli of Books and Beyond and Mary Ann Smith of the National Writing Project are the principal authors of Checkpoints for Progress, with assistance from A. Jackson Stenner, Malbert Smith, III, and Martha Powell of MetraMetrics Inc.; Sheila Lewis of the Girls Scouts of USA; Mary Costabile of the American Library Association; Dena Stoner of the Society for Research Administrators; and Linda Likins of the National Center for Family Literacy.

Other persons who assisted in the production of the checkpoints include Effie Ayers, Adriana de Kanter, Cynthia Dorfman, Simone Miranda, and Kim Silverman of the U.S. Department of Education; Leah Holmes-Bonilla and Jackie Burns of ZGS Communications, Inc.; and Derry Koraleck. Special thanks go to Corey Chatis, also of the U.S. Department of Education, for guiding the production of this document.

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