"If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must employ methods never before attempted." ~SIR FRANCIS BACON 1561-1626~

K-12 Funding Sources

Read Right, a truly extraordinary reading intervention program, constitutes a paradigm shift in the field of reading. In other words, Read Right employs methods never before attempted, and indeed, participants in Read Right obtain results never before accomplished.

Funding a Read Right Intervention Program

Because of the consistent, rapid gains in reading abilities and reading comprehension experienced by Read Right participants of all ages, many schools want to bring Read Right to their students.

Where will they get the funding?

Read Right’s extreme flexibility in dealing with various populations of students makes creative financing possible. Funds can be combined from several different budgets to invest in Read Right.

Funding Sources

  • Curriculum adoption for intervention or for primary core curriculum
  • Title I budget (Both Tier 2 and Tier 3 students)
  • Special education budget
  • English language learners budget
  • Vocational funds (JTPA, School to Work, Carl Perkins, WIA)
  • Funds available for providing services to Native American students (including Title VII and Tribal funds when applicable)
  • Read Right has successfully served every variety of struggling readers.
  • Staff development budgets
    The Read Right Small-Group, Intensive Intervention, the Read Right Whole-Class Intervention, and the Read Right Primary Core Curriculum all provide intensive, hands-on training.
  • Technology budgets
    For the Small-Group Intensive Intervention (only), the client school needs to provide devices (MP3 players, tablets, or laptops) to enable students to access audio files for one component of the Read Right methodology. There is an annual licensing fee of $900 for the audio files, which includes monthly reporting.
  • Materials budget
  • Read Right supplies an extensive library and additional support materials.
  • School improvement budget
  • Substitutes budget
  • Snow-Days budget
    Sometimes at the end of a fiscal year, there is money left over in contingency budgets.
  • Superintendent’s discretionary fund
    In some Districts, the superintendent maintains a discretionary fund to enable a flexible response to unplanned expenditures.

For a 3% surcharge, Read Right will extend payment over two budget years.

Creative Ways Read Right Clients Have Funded Their Projects

  • Delay the curriculum adoption cycle one year by inserting Read Right into that cycle now, thereby pushing the entire cycle back for one year. (In one district that did this, it was the science text that was up for adoption. Said one teacher in voting to bring Read Right in instead, “Most of our students can’t read the science textbook anyhow.”)
  • Delay a capital project, such as resurfacing the parking lot.
  • Publicize Read Right data and seek money to bring it to your district via a special levy.
  • Seek state, federal or foundation grant funding.

Read Right Is Cost Effective

Because of its consistent, rapid results,* Read Right is the least expensive intervention program available if measured by cost per grade-level gained.*

How else should it be measured?

I am stunned by the speed at which kids can progress. In a world of expensive programs, this one seems to be a standout. It produces measurable results in a short amount of time. It is money well spent. Brenda Day, Counselor, Tyee High School, Burien, WA

High Return on Investment

Serving the same student in intervention programs year after year is expensive

  • Read Right works to quickly eliminate reading problems

School dropouts are expensive

  • Read Right eliminates a major barrier to academic success

Losing Human Potential is expensive

  • Eliminating a reading problem gives the student ready access to information, ideas, and inspiration through print.

*Average rate of advancement:

  • Average Hours of Participation in Read Right Per Grade-Level Gain for
    Elementary School Students: 25-35.
  • Average Hours of Participation in Read Right Per Grade-Level Gain for
    Middle School Students: 20-25.
  • Average Hours of Participation in Read Right Per Grade-Level Gain for
    High School Students: 18-20.

We were blown away the first time when we went and looked at the students' [Gates-MacGinitie] test results. ...The thing that has probably been the most surprising by-product has been the student success in classes other than reading. Our ELA teachers have all just lauded the program ...We started hearing that reaction from our science, our math, and our social studies teachers, as well. The biggest improvement that we saw initially was actually the test results in those areas. …Not only can I recommend it as a solution, I can recommend it as THE solution.

— Travis, Curriculum & Instruction Supervisor —