By Read Right Staff
With more than 328 million people living in the United States, good news about reading remediation programs often sneaks unseen past educators and parents.
Such was the case in 2010, when the national publication Education News reported that Read Right methodology offered hope for pre-teen and teen students struggling with reading. For decades, reading experts have warned that students need to be reading at grade level by the end of Grade 3. If not, they will be “four times more likely to leave high school without a diploma than proficient readers.” (See related story here.)
But, why? Why is it so difficult for common reading intervention programs to help pre-teens and adolescent readers overcome their reading problems?
Simple: The common methods they use to fix reading problems do not work. Read Right methodology does–and it does so efficiently and rapidly.
Education News’ July 13 report by Debra Viadero stated:
Good news comes from “a randomized experiment on a program called Read Right. …The [Read Right] model calls for students to be taught in separate classes during the school day with no more than five students per tutor. (This is in addition to their regular English language arts classes.) Another hallmark of the program is that it emphasizes teaching comprehension, accuracy, pacing, and intonation, rather than phonics or vocabulary.
“For their study, which was funded by the Omaha-based Sherwood Foundation, researchers from Education Northwest tested the program last fall with 424 students in Omaha secondary schools. They concluded that the program resulted in significant positive effects on students’ reading comprehension and spurred more students to read for fun outside of school.”
Read Right has been highly effective in classrooms for 40 years. Since the late 1990s, dozens of middle and high schools in the U.S. have reduced the need for special education classes, while simultaneously increasing their graduation rates.
What does this suggest? Rapid remediation is possible for students of all ages. The key is the right methods. Read Right methodology works!