Thursday, March 31, 2011

Arizona Raises the Bar For Reading and Writing Cut Scores: AIMS Test Scores 2011

Arizona Raises the Bar For Reading and Writing Cut Scores: 2011-2012


The Arizona Department of Education will raise AIMS reading and Writing cut scores in 2011-2012 to meet NCLB requirements. What does that mean for Arizona students? Student passing rates will crash in 2012, and schools will not meet NCLB/AYP requirements. The Arizona Department of Education reading cut scores were calibrated a year plus below grade level. The idea was that NCLB would eventually go away. The state legislator has sacrificed Arizona students in the name of low taxes and a business friendly environment.  Students in Arizona schools passed the AIMS with ease making schools appear to be highly performing the past ten years. No need to fund education in Arizona we stiil looked good on paper. We are happy to be at the bottom or lowest funded school systems in the nation. Reading and Writing exams with such a low passing threshold are the norm for many states not just Arizona and many states are under pressure to meet the NCLB mandate. Low quartile students that make up 30-70% of Arizona Title I students will fail the Reading portion of the AIMS in 2012 with standards set at grade level.

AIMS LEXILE CORRELATION: AIMS Lexile Cut Scores 

New Common Core Stretch Lexile Correspondence 

Arizona Reading performance standard cut scores in the Lexile metric



AIMS Meets the OLD Lexile Cut Scores         
  • 455 Lexile passing cut scores @ 50% comprehension 3rd grade
  • 560 Lexile passing cut scores @ 50% comprehension 4th grade
  • 660 Lexile passing cut scores @ 50% comprehension 5th grade
  • 720 Lexile passing cut scores @ 50% comprehension 6th grade
  • 780 Lexile passing cut scores @ 50% comprehension 7th grade
  • 835 Lexile passing cut scores @ 50% comprehension 8th grade

Arizona Passing Lexile or Grade Level Passing Rate on AIMS!
  • Age 8    grade 3     Lexile 550
  • Age 9    grade 4     Lexile 70
  • Age 10  grade 5     Lexile 800 
  • Age 11  grade 6     Lexile 900 
  • Age 12  grade 7     Lexile 975 
  • Age 13  grade 8     Lexile 105
  • Age 14  grade 9     Lexile 1100 
  • Age 15  grade 10   Lexile 1150 
  • Age 16  grade 11   Lexile 1200 
  • Age 17  grade 12   Lexile 1250 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Reading Boot Camp: A Students View Point

Dear Teachers/Parents,
Reading Boot camp is what everyone should do! What we do is we sing songs like  Across the Universe by The Beatles. Make flash cards from our Kung – Fu list (By the way, That’s a list of academic words), Sit with a buddy and study our National Reading Vocabulary and make kid-friendly sentences. We also practice our fluency with our Eclectic Speller. We do all of these to help us with reading, comphension, and fluency! Right now, We’re reading a chapter book called, Seer of Shadows. It’s about a boy named, Horace, who is a photographer and finds a frightful likeness: The image of the Von Macht’s dead daughter, Eleanora! The book is at a seven-fifty Lexile! 750! We’ve also read the Harry Potter, Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Because of Winn-Dixie, and The Story of Doctor Dolittle. It’s helps us with expression and fluency. Oh, I forgot to you the songs we sing. Across the Universe By The Beatles. What the World Needs Now by Jackie Shannon and Kung-Fu Fighting! All of these Songs we sing help us with speed and articulation. Something else I forgot. The fun things we do! Vocabulary Sparkle! Wait, you don’t know how to play Vocabulary Sparkle, do you? Then, I’ll tell you! All of us stand and try to guess the definition of the word Mr. Taylor gets from the Kung-Fu list. We also get rewards if we do Super Great! We Could get candy or play board games! Last Friday, Mr. Taylor made Mexican pizzas as a reward for the whole class. And when we’re practicing our fluency, We sit in cop cars. You know how cops talk to each other like one is facing north or east and the other south or west? Yup! That’s how we sit! Mr. Taylor calls it “buddy buzz” at times. The reason why We sit in cop cars is to listen to the reader better and see the text better. What about American Juku? Wait, What is it? It’s just a multiple – choice test. In Japan, It’s cram school. And by that I mean, Juku means cram. It’s helps us with reading  comphension. We do it because it’s multiple – choice test prep. So you see why we do Reading Boot camp? If we do Reading Boot camp, Then the whole grade should too! No, The whole school. The whole district!
So please , PLEASE do it!!
Sincerely, Sabrina Age, 9

AIMS Reading Test

AIMS Reading Practice Test: AIMS Reading Comprehension Test All Grades
AIMS Mathematics Sample Tests and Think-Throughs
Grade 3 Mathematics Sample Test and Think-Throughs
Grade 4 Mathematics Sample Test and Think-Throughs
Grade 5 Mathematics Sample Test and Think-Throughs
Grade 6 Mathematics Sample Test and Think-Throughs
Grade 7 Mathematics Sample Test and Think-Throughs
Grade 8 Mathematics Sample Test and Think-Throughs
HS Mathematics Sample Test and Think-Throughs

AIMS Writing Sample Tests and Think-Throughs
Grade 5 Writing Sample Test and Think-Throughs
Grade 6 Writing Sample Test and Think-Throughs
Grade 7 Writing Sample Test and Think-Throughs
HS Writing Sample Test and Think-Throughs

AIMS Reading Sample Tests
Grade 3 Reading Sample Test
Grade 4 Reading Sample Test
Grade 5 Reading Sample Test
Grade 6 Reading Sample Test
Grade 7 Reading Sample Test
Grade 8 Reading Sample Test
HS Reading Sample Test

Science Student Guides
Grade 4 Science Student Guide
Grade 8 Science Student Guide
HS Science Student Guide

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

THINGS TO WRITE ABOUT


THINGS TO WRITE ABOUT: JOURNALING

Writing with kids as you read is a powerful tool to build literacy!
Journaling as you read is the most effective way of understanding a work of literature and strengthening understanding of the writing process at the same time. With journaling you integrate reading and writing, and you will find that you can relate to the story more completely, and experience every image, every conversation, every character, and every interesting adventure. Avoid hasty reading or skimming because it can prevent you from understanding the meaning of the book as a whole. Investigate everything fully; be prepared to learn and be inspired. Never skip a word you don’t know. Stop! Write it down! Seek the meaning! If you do skip the meaning, you are leaving a great treasure behind. Seek those characteristics that skilled writers observe in real life and integrate them into your journals, essays, letters and reports: perseverance, conflict, justice, injustice, challenge, courage, character, adversity, and apprehension. Engaging writing includes exciting precise vocabulary, captivating dialogue, well organized plot, varied complex sentences, and grammatically refined prose with fresh original ideas. When you discover the deeper meaning and relate it to the content, you'll be on your way to understanding and loving books. Using great works of literature to examine, and compare and contrast with your own writing, will build knowledge of how to write great passages and prose yourself.

Writing about reading makes struggling students more secure and comfortable to write with the support of the author’s vocabulary and paragraphs. Writing about reading makes students more independent, competent, motivated, and involved in all forms of academic text.


Writing about reading gives students ideas for their own texts. They reread and reflect upon their writing, which sparks fuller learning.

Writing about reading supports students to take charge of their learning and make connections between different areas of learning. Seeing teachers and parents write in their own reading journals and sharing their writing reinforces the vital importance of writing for life-long learning. It also
emphasizes the public nature of writing.

Journal coaching supports the students as they reach for more complexity in their reading and writing.

Journal coaching supports the students as they acquire the vocabulary and background knowledge to truly understand and enjoy the reading. Journal coaching supports the lowest quartile students as they learn challenging grade-level reading materials.

Journal coaching accelerates the student’s acquisition of vocabulary and reading comprehension.

Journal coaching accelerates the student’s acquisition of the Six Traits of Writing and the writing process.

Ideas for student writing!

THINGS TO WRITE ABOUT WITH KIDS
  • Rewrite a fable, song, myth, legend or fairy tale
  • Invent why elephants have long noses 
  • Explain why lions have manes
  • Grown ups vs. grown littles 
  • Describe the taste of purple and gold
  • What dose music smell like
  • Invent a new word and give its etymology 
  • Invent a new day of the week (8 day week)
  • Glasses that see 10 minutes into the future
  • Describe the setting of your own planet
  • Describe the imagery of your perfect bedroom
  • You find a pot of gold and a leprechaun
  • Your teacher is a vampire, superhero, alien.....
  • Two day work week
  • The power of Q (Star Trek Fans)
  • Two hours as president
  • Vegetarian Vampire (Bunnicula)
  • Dinner with Hermione Granger
  • Tea With Rubeus Hagrid
  • You find a wand
  • Your parents have to do what ever you say for the day
  • A Jabberwocky ate your homework 
  • You grow a foot overnight
  • A (Sesame Street) monster lives under your be
  • When you sneeze you disappear 




Saturday, March 26, 2011

TEACHERS AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS UNDER ATTACK!

Corporate profits are at an all time high and the rich have become the super rich. The last ten years has seen a boon to billionaires. Why are we attacking teachers? Public schools spending is the villain of state deficits! Governors, both democrat and republican have sold-out, giving business and the wealthy tax breaks, grants, free land, cash incentives, all to stimulate the economy! What we have is low wages and very little to show. Two trillion in Wall Street bailouts, trillions in military spending for two wars are bankrupting our country. How is killing the middle class going to rescue our economy?
     Countries we like to hold up as great exemplars of students performance have the highest percentile of national GDP dedicated to education! More back-room promises, corporate welfare, tax breaks for the super rich all stolen from children and future prosperity. The reason wealth is created in the United States is infrastructure. The G.I. Bill, Federal Highways System, Railroad /Trains, Telecommunication, Internet, Public Schools, State Universities, First Responders, Military, Power Grid, Canals, Ports, Airports and Law Enforcement are all crucial to creating wealth. The US ranks 46th in the world for percent of GDP spent on education. Every year we slide closer to third word status, this is going to speed up in the next two years.

Public expenditure on education as a percent of GDP

RANK
COUNTRY (% OF GDP)
1 Kiribati 17.80 
2 Cuba 13.60 
3 Lesotho 12.40
4 Marshall Islands 12.30
5 Palau 10.30
6 Saint Kitts and Nevis 9.90
7 Uzbekistan 9.40
8 Djibouti 8.70
9 Moldova 8.20
10 Botswana 8.10
11 Maldives 8.10
12 Denmark 7.90
13 Swaziland 7.90
14 Comoros 7.60
15 Iceland 7.50
16 Micronesia, Federated States of 7.30
17 Burundi 7.20
18 Tunisia 7.20
19 Cyprus 7.10
20 Timor-Leste 7.10
21 Kenya 7.00
22 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 7.00
23 Namibia 6.90
24 Vanuatu 6.90
25 Tanzania 6.80
26 Barbados 6.70
27 Norway 6.70
28 Sweden 6.70
29 Kyrgyzstan 6.60
30 Israel 6.40
31 Bolivia 6.30
32 Saint Lucia 6.30
33 Fiji 6.20
34 Jamaica 6.20
35 New Zealand 6.20
36 Belgium 6.10
37 Guyana 6.10
38 Sudan 6.00
39 Cape Verde 5.70
40 Morocco 5.70
41 Saudi Arabia 5.70
42 France 5.60
43 United Kingdom 5.60
44 Ethiopia 5.50
45 Netherlands 5.50
46 United States 5.50
47 Austria 5.40
48 Hungary 5.40
49 South Africa 5.40
50 Samoa 5.40

Friday, March 25, 2011

Reading Program Cost

Reading Intervention Program Cost

The cost for most English reading intervention programs is about $100-$250 per students per year. This may seem to be a usury licence fee that does not include teaching maternal, books, training, software, or teaching cost . $100 per student sounds like a bargain to help a child to read, but that fee is just to use what amounts to best practice. $4,000-$20,000 per class or $25,000-$75,000 for an average site or building licence starts to ad up for a cash strapped district. The licence fee is just the start so price and overall cost can range greatly based of teacher training, teaching materials, software, basils, workbooks and the cost of the teachers time. Reading intervention programs are a billion dollar industry in the US and gaining traction with a society that is less prone to value children's literacy. Most published reading programs have shown little statistical growth as compared with a motivated highly trained teacher using best practice. The Chicago Public School district will spend around $12,900,000 to implement a published reading intervention program 2010-2011. Finding actual real cost or cost benefit analysis is virtually impossible because of pricing structure that the publishers use to hide the real totals from public scrutiny.

THE STRANGE TRUTH BEHIND THE HIGH COST OF TESTING

Excerpt from Reading Between the Lines by Stephen Metcalf "And, not surprising­ly, the Bush legislatio­n has ardent supporters in the testing and textbook publishing industries­. ...an executive for publishing giant NCS Pearson addressed a Waldorf ballroom filled with Wall Street analysts. According to Education Week, the executive displayed a quote from President-­elect Bush calling for state testing and school-by-­school report cards, and announced, "This almost reads like our business plan." The bill has allotted $387 million to get states up to speed; the National Associatio­n of State Boards of Education estimates that properly funding the testing mandate could cost anywhere from $2.7 billion to $7 billion. The bottom line? "This promises to be a bonanza for the testing companies,­" says Monte Neill of FairTest, a Boston-bas­ed nonprofit. "Fifteen states now test in all the grades Bush wants. All the rest are going to have to increase the amount of testing they do." Testing was already big business: According to Peter Sacks, author of Standardiz­ed Minds: The High Price of America's Testing Culture and What We Can Do to Change It, between 1960 and 1989 sales of standardiz­ed tests to public schools more than doubled, while enrollment increased only 15 percent. Over the past five years alone, state testing expenditur­es have almost tripled, from $141 million to $390 million, according to Achieve Inc., a standards-­movement group formed by governors and CEOs. "



TESTING KIDS IS BIG $$$$$­$$$$ MONEY!



Food for thought, students that struggle with learning to reading lose hope and dignity. We forget that resiliency has an expiration date for most students. I refuse to let my students lose hope and dignity by teaching them ALL to read! Crash through the expectation of student failure. 
What is the cost of most published reading interventions?


The WWC publishes intervention reports that evaluate research on adolescent literacy
curricula and instructional strategies for students in grades 4–12. These curricula and
strategies are intended to increase skills in alphabetics, reading fluency, comprehension,
and general literacy achievement.
All Interventions identified: 
Adolescent Literacy (Count = 15)

InterventionReview StatusLast Updated
Accelerated Reader™
… is a guided reading intervention used to supplement regular reading instruction in K–12 classrooms. Its aim is to improve students’ r…
Evidence of mixed or no discernable effects for all improvement outcomesAugust 2010
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
AVID is a college-readiness program whose primary goal is to prepare middle and high school students for enrollment in four-year colleges through increased acc…
Evidence of mixed or no discernable effects for all improvement outcomesSeptember 2010
Book clubs
… provide a reading framework designed to supplement or organize regular classroom reading instruction for students in grades K-8. This review focuses…
No studies meeting evidence standardsSeptember 2010
ClassWide Peer Tutoring
- no report available
Reviewing research, report pending---
Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction (CORI)
Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction is a reading comprehension instructional program for grades 3–9 that integrates reading and science through activities and…
No studies meeting evidence standardsAugust 2010
Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition© (CIRC)
Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition® is a reading and writing program for students in grades 2 through 6. It has three principal elements: story-rel…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeAugust 2010
Corrective Reading 
…is designed to promote reading accuracy (decoding), fluency, and comprehension skills of students in grades 4–12 who are reading below their…
Evidence of mixed or no discernable effects for all improvement outcomesSeptember 2010
Fast ForWord®
… is a computer-based reading program intended to help students develop and strengthen the cognitive skills necessary for successful reading an…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeAugust 2010
Project CRISS®
… (CReating Independence through Student-owned Strategies) is a professional development program for teachers that aims to improve reading, wr…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeJune 2010
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…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeOctober 2009
Reading Apprenticeship®
… is an instructional approach that intends to help middle school, high school, and community college students develop skills and kno…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeJuly 2010
Reading Mastery
…, one of several curriculum components that constitute the Direct Instruction curriculum from SRA/McGraw-Hill, is designed to provide systematic…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeAugust 2010
Reading Plus®
… is a web-based reading intervention that uses technology to provide individualized scaffolded silent reading practice for students in grade 3…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeSeptember 2010
Reciprocal Teaching
… is an interactive instructional practice that aims to improve students’ reading comprehension by teaching strategies to obtain meaning from…
Evidence of mixed or no discernable effects for all improvement outcomesSeptember 2010
SuccessMaker®
The SuccessMaker program is a set of computer-based courses used to supplement regular classroom reading instruction in grades K–8. Using adaptive lessons tail…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeJune 2009


The WWC publishes intervention reports that evaluate research on beginning reading 
curricula and instructional strategies for students in grades K–3. These curricula and 
strategies are intended to increase skills in alphabetics, reading fluency, comprehension, 
and general reading achievement.


All Interventions identified:
Beginning Reading (Count = 171)

InterventionReview StatusLast Updated
100 Book Challenge
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJune 2005
Academic Associates Learning Centers
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Academy of Reading
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Accelerated Reader™
… is a guided reading intervention used to supplement regular reading instruction in K–12 classrooms. Its aim is to improve students’ r…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeOctober 2008
AlphabiTunes
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Alpha-Time
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
America's Choice
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Athens Tutorial Program
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Balanced Early Literacy Initiative
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Barton Reading and Spelling System
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Benchmark Word Recognition Program
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Book Buddies
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Bookmark
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Bradley Reading and Language Arts
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Breakthrough to Literacy
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Bridge
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Bring the Classics to Life
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
C.L.A.P., A sound Approach to Pre-Reading Skills
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
California Early Literacy Learning (CELL)
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Carbo Reading Styles Program
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
CIERA School Change Project, The
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
ClassWide Peer Tutoring
A peer-assisted instructional strategy designed to be integrated with most existing reading curricula. This approach provides students with increased opportuni…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeJuly 2007
CompassLearning
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Compensatory Language Experiences and Reading Program (CLEAR)
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Comprehensive Curriculum for Early Student Success (ACCESS)
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Concept Phonics Fluency Set
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction (CORI)
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition© (CIRC)
Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition® (CIRC) is a comprehensive reading and writing program for students in grades 2 through 8. It include…
Evidence of mixed or no discernable effects for all improvement outcomesJuly 2007
Core Knowledge Curriculum
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Cornerstone Literacy Initiative
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Corrective Reading
 is designed to promote reading accuracy (decoding), fluency, and comprehension skills of students in third grade or higher who are re…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeJuly 2007
Crossties
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
DaisyQuest
 is a software bundle that offers computer-assisted instruction in phonological awareness, targeting children aged three to seven years (or pr…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeSeptember 2006
Davis Learning Strategies Program
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Destination Reading
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Different Ways of Knowing
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Direct Instruction and CIRC
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Direct Instruction/DISTAR
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Direct Instruction/DISTAR and Success for All
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Direct Instruction/Horizons
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Direct Instruction/RITE
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Direct Instruction/Spelling Mastery
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Direct Instruction/SRA
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Direct Instruction/Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Direct, Intensive, Systematic, Early and Comprehensive (DISEC) Instruction
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Discover Intensive Phonics for Yourself
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Discovery Health Connection
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Dr. Cupp Readers & Journal Writers
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Early Intervention in Reading (EIR)®
 is a program designed to provide extra instruction to groups of students at risk of failing to read. The progra…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeNovember 2008
Earobics®
Interactive software that provides students in pre-K through third grade with individual, systematic instruction in early literacy skills as students interact…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeJanuary 2009
Edison Schools
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Emerging Readers Software
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Essential Skills Software
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Evidence Based Literacy Instruction
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Exemplary Center for Reading Instruction (ECRI)
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Failure Free Reading
 is a language development program designed to improve vocabulary, fluency, word recognition, and reading comprehension for Kinderga…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeJuly 2007
Fast ForWord®
… is a computer-based reading program intended to help students develop and strengthen the cognitive skills necessary for successful reading an…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeJuly 2007
Fast Track Action Reading Program
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Felipe's Sound Search
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
First grade Literacy Intervention Program (FLIP)
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
First Steps
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Flippen Reading Connections™
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Fluency Formula™
 is a supplemental curriculum designed to promote reading fluency for first- through sixth-grade students. The program emphasizes…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeJune 2007
Four Block Framework
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Frontline Phonics
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Fundations
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Funnix
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
GOcabulary Program for Elementary Students
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Goldman-Lynch Language Simulation Program
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Goldman-Lynch Sounds-in-Symbols Development Kit
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Guided Discovery LOGO
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Headsprout Early Reading
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS)
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Hooked on Phonics ®
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Houghton Mifflin Reading©
A reading program for instruction in grades K–6. It uses Big Books (authentic literature), anthologies, Read Alouds, and audio compact discs to provide step-by…
No studies meeting evidence standardsSeptember 2008
Huntington Phonics
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
IntelliTools Reading
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Invitations to Literacy
Developed by the Houghton Mifflin Company, an integrated K–82 reading and language arts program. The philosophy behind the program is that literacy instruction…
No studies meeting evidence standardsDecember 2008
Irlen Method
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Jigsaw Classroom
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Johnny Can Spell
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Jostens Integrated Language Arts Basic Learning System
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Kindergarten Intervention Program (KIP)
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Kindergarten Works
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Ladders to Literacy
 is a supplemental early literacy curriculum published in …: A Kindergarten Activity Book.The program targe…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeAugust 2007
Leap into Phonics
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
LeapFrog Schoolhouse
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Letter People
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Letterland
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Lexia Reading
… is a computerized reading program that provides phonics instruction and gives students independent practice in basic reading skills. Lexia Readin…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeJune 2009
Lindamood Phonemic Sequencing (LiPS)®
Designed to teach students skills to decode words and to identify individual sounds and blends in words. Initial activities engage students in discovering the…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeDecember 2008
LinguiSystems
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Literacy Collaborative
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Literacy First
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Little Books
The  are a set of books designed for interactive book reading between parents and children or teachers and students. The books use thematic…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeApril 2007
LocuTour Multimedia Cognitive Rehabilitation
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Merit Reading Software Program
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
My Reading Coach™
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
National Geographic Society and Arizona Geographic Alliance K-8 Program
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
New American Schools
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
New Century Integrated Instructional System
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
New Heights
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
North Carolina A+ Schools network
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Onward to Excellence
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Open Court Reading
An elementary basal reading program for grades K-6 developed by SRA/McGraw-Hill. The program is designed to systematically teach decoding, comprehension, inqui…
No studies meeting evidence standardsAugust 2008
Pacemaker
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Pause, Prompt, & Praise ©
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Peabody Language Development Kits
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies
… is a peer-tutoring program for use in elementary school classrooms to improve student proficiency in reading. Its purpose is…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeJuly 2007
Performance Learning Systems
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Phono-Graphix
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Programmed Tutorial Reading
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Project CHILD
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Project FAST
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Project LISTEN's Reading Tutor
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Project LISTEN's Writing Tutor
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Project PLUS (Partnership Linking University School Personnel)
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Project Read® Phonology
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
QuickReads
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Rainbow Reading Program
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Read Naturally®
… is an elementary and middle school supplemental reading program designed to improve reading fluency using a combination of books, audiotape…
Evidence of mixed or no discernable effects for all improvement outcomesJuly 2007
Read Well®
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Read, Write & Type!™
… Learning System is a software program with supporting materials designed to teach beginning reading skills by emphasizing…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeMay 2007
Reading Intervention for Early Success
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Reading Mastery
One of several curriculum components that constitute the Scientific Research Associate’s Direct Instruction curriculum, is designed to provide systematic instr…
No studies meeting evidence standardsAugust 2008
Reading Recovery®
 is a short-term tutoring intervention program intended to serve the lowest-achieving (bottom 20%) first-grade students. The goals…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeDecember 2008
Reading Rods
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Reading Speed Drills
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Reading Success from the Start
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Reading Theater
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Reading Together™
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Reading Upgrade
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Richards Read Systematic Language Program
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Right Start to Reading
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Road to the Code
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
S.P.I.R.E.
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
SAIL (Second grade Acceleration in Literacy)
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Saxon Phonics
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Schoolwide Early Language and Literacy (SWELL)
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Sing, Spell, Read, and Write (SSRW)
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
SkillsTutor
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Soar to Success
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Sonday System
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Sound Field System
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Sound Foundations
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Sound Partners
… (Vadasy et al., 2004) is a phonics-based tutoring program that provides supplemental reading instruction to elementary school students grades K…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeSeptember 2010
Sound Reading
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Sounds Abound
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Sounds and Symbols Early Reading Program
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
SpellRead™
SpellRead™ (formerly known as SpellRead Phonological Auditory Training®) is a literacy program for struggling readers in grades 2 or ab…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeJuly 2007
Starfall
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Start Making a Reader Today® (SMART®)
 is a volunteer tutoring program widely implemented in Oregon for students in grades K-2 who are at risk of…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeJune 2007
Stepping Stones to Literacy
… (SSL) is a supplemental curriculum designed to promote listening, print conventions, phonological awareness, phonemic awaren…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeJune 2007
STEPS (Sequential Teaching of Explicit Phonics and Spelling)
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Stories and More
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Story Comprehension to Go
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Strategies that Work
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Student Teams Achievement Divisions (STAD)
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Success for All®
Success for All (SFA)® is a whole-school reform model that includes a reading, writing, and oral language development program for students in prekindergart…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeAugust 2009
SuccessMaker®
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Sullivan Program
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Tribes Learning Communities®
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Voices Reading
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
VoWac (Vowel Oriented Word Attack Course)
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Voyager Universal Literacy System®
The  is a core reading program designed to help students learn to read at or above grade level by the end of the t…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeAugust 2007
Waterford Early Reading Program
A software-based curriculum for students in Kindergarten through second grade. The curriculum is designed to promote reading, writing, and typing, incorporatin…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeJuly 2007
WiggleWorks
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Wilson Reading
A supplemental reading and writing curriculum designed to promote reading accuracy (decoding) and spelling (encoding) skills for students with word-level defic…
Evidence of positive or potentially positive effects for at least one improvement outcomeJuly 2007
WORKSHOP WAY - Instant Personality Phonics Activities
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Wright Group's Intervention Program
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007
Writing to Read
- no report available
No studies meeting evidence standardsJuly 2007