HCPSS MPIA Request #2019-183

Requested Information
1. Any and all records pertaining HCPSS staff who have been trained and/or certified by Wilson Language Training to teach their reading programs specifically Fundations, Wilson Just Words, and Wilson Reading System (WRS). Such trainings and/or certifications include but are not limited to the following offered by Wilson:
•Fundations Level K
•Fundations Level 1
•Fundations Level 2
•Fundations Level 3
•Fundations Intervention
•Just Words
•WRS Level I Certification
•WRS Level II Certification
•Wilson® Dyslexia Therapist
•Wilson® Credentialed Trainer
2. Any and all records pertaining HCPSS staff who have been certified by Wilson to provide training to other staff in the Wilson Language Training programs specifically Fundations, Wilson Just Words, and Wilson Reading System (WRS). Such certifications include but are not limited to the following offered by Wilson:
•Fundations Level K Presenter Credential
•Fundations Level 1 Presenter Credential
•Fundations Level 2 Presenter Credential
•Fundations Level 3 Presenter Credential
•Fundations Intervention Presenter Credential
•Just Words Presenter Credential
•Facilitator Certification program
•WRS Level I Certification
•WRS Level II Certification
•Wilson® Dyslexia Therapist
•Wilson® Credentialed Trainer
3. Records including those containing the names and employment site of HCPSS’ staff who have received any of the above-named Wilson Language Trainings course offerings.
4. Records of names and employment site of HCPSS’ staff who have been trained by HCPS’ Wilson® Dyslexia Therapists or Wilson® Credentialed Trainers including the name of the identified training that those staff members have received.
5. Any and all records pertaining to HCPSS implementation of Wilson reading interventions/programs throughout the County for the 2018-2019 school year including guidance provided to school staff and expectations for implementation.
6. Any and all records indicating HCPSS dollars spent and/or budgeted for Wilson training programs for HCPS staff as well as the purchase of Wilson instructional materials for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years.
Date Received
Status
Complete
Response Notes

Please note, HCPSS currently utilizes a train-the-trainer model for staff interested in course offerings as outlined in the records provided below, however staff indicates HCPSS does not have records of utilizing Wilson Language Training to directly train or certify school system staff. As training/certification is not required for the use of Wilson interventions, if individual HCPSS staff members have taken it upon themselves to become Wilson certified (or taken such trainings by Wilson certified trainers prior to employment with HCPSS), it would be considered scholastic achievement information within that individual’s personnel record, which is confidential under MPIA GP § 4-311.

The records below include internal training of HCPSS staff on any Wilson or Fundations related topic. These available records of professional development provided by HCPSS include the course summary, dates, and presenter names, as well as the names, employment site (primary location), and title of staff who attended each session.

Responsive Documents
A record of current school year reading programs used by reading specialists within HCPSS for struggling readers at the elementary level which indicates the tier/focus area uses of Fundations.
While not specific to the 2018-2019 school year, the attached excerpt from guidance found in the Fundations training manual available to HCPSS staff outlines implementation in the classroom.
While not specific to the 2018-2019 school year, the attached excerpt from guidance found in the Wilson training manual available to HCPSS staff outlines implementation in the classroom.

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