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

About 2015-2016 Data All Schools

At Read Right, we know our unique reading program really works to transform struggling readers into excellent readers. We are glad to share this data with you. We have seen the results and the many students who have received the help with reading and reading comprehension that they need.

At entry into the program, the Gates MacGinitie Reading Test (comprehension sub-set) was administered to students targeted to receive Read Right® tutoring. They were tested with a different form of the test when they exited the program. Results for students for whom both pre-tutoring tests and post-tutoring tests were administered and who had at least 20 hours of tutoring during this school year are presented below.

  • A mean NCE Gain Score of 0.0 means the students held their own in the norming population, neither falling further behind nor closing the achievement gap. Thus low scores are statistically meaningful. Researchers generally regard NCE gain scores between 1.9 and 3.2 to be indicative of an effective program.
    See Borman, G.D., Hewes, G.M., Overman, L.T. & Brown, S. (2003) Comprehensive School Reform and Achievement: A Meta-Analysis. Reviews of Educational Research, 73 (2), 125-230.

All Elementary Schools

Mean Grade Equivalency (GE)

Average hours of Read Right tutoring: 57.89

Average hours of tutoring per grade level gain: 36.19

Mean Normal Curve Equivalency (NCE)

Average hours of Read Right tutoring: 57.89

Average hours of tutoring per grade level gain: 36.19

All Middle Schools

Mean Grade Equivalency (GE)

Average hours of Read Right tutoring: 61.81

Average hours of tutoring per grade level gain: 26.76

Mean Normal Curve Equivalency (NCE)

Average hours of Read Right tutoring: 61.81

Average hours of tutoring per grade level gain: 26.76

All High Schools

Mean Grade Equivalency (GE)

Average hours of Read Right tutoring: 81.46

Average hours of tutoring per grade level gain: 33.25

Mean Normal Curve Equivalency (NCE)

Average hours of Read Right tutoring: 81.46

Average hours of tutoring per grade level gain: 33.25

The president announced that, at ACTC, our reading retention data was five times higher than any of the other colleges in our Kentucky Community College System. Everybody was excited!

— Barbara Nicholls, Reading Professor and Read Right Trainer, Ashland Community and Technical College, Ashland, KY —