Monday, November 8, 2010

READ 180 Reviews from Teachers

Intervention: READ 180

Reading Program Overview

Program Description

READ 180 is a reading program designed for students in elementary through high school whose reading achievement is below the proficient level. The goal of READ 180 is to address gaps in students’ skills through the use of a computer program, literature, and direct instruction in reading skills. The software component of the program aims to track and adapt to each student’s progress. In addition to the computer program, the READ 180 program includes workbooks designed to address reading comprehension skills, paperback books for independent reading, and audiobooks with corresponding CDs for modeled reading.


No studies of READ 180 that fall within the scope of the Adolescent Literacy (AL) review protocol meet What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) evidence standards,2 but seven studies meet WWC evidence standards with reservations. The seven studies included 10,638 students, ranging from grade 4 to grade 9, who attended elementary, middle, and high schools in Arizona, California, Florida, New York, Ohio, Texas, and Virginia.3
Based on these seven studies, the WWC considers the extent of evidence forREAD 180 on adolescent learners to be medium to large for comprehension and general literacy achievement. No studies that meet WWC evidence standards with or without reservations examined the effectiveness of READ 180 on adolescent learners in the alphabetics or reading fluency domains.


READ 180 was found to have potentially positive effects on comprehension and general literacy achievement for adolescent learners.

Teachers, Parents and Administrators:
Please Give your Input on Reading Program: READ 180


Produces user-friendly practice guides for educators that address instructional
challenges with research-based recommendations for schools and classrooms;
Assesses the rigor of research evidence on the effectiveness of interventions
(programs, products, practices, and policies), giving educators the tools to
make informed decisions; Develops and implements standards for reviewing
and synthesizing education research; and

Provides a public and easily accessible registry of education evaluation 
researchers to assist schools, school districts, and program developers
with designing and carrying out rigorous evaluations.

All reports are reprinted from the US Department of Education website WWC for informational purposes. Complete Reports Can Be Found

READ 180 Reviews from Teachers and Parents!

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