Irving ISD’s high – poverty John Haley Elementary School made headlines in the Dallas Morning News a few years back for its exceptional success achieving a 90 percent passing standard and an “exemplary” state rating. Among the many effective programs and strategies embraced by staff to raise student achievement, John Haley Elementary was using Read Right’s highly structured small-group tutoring program with “Tier III” students to transform them from extreme reading difficulties to competent, successful readers. Read The PDF
A Texas bi-county learning cooperative for special education services earned top honors a few years back for its highly successful Read Right Reading Intervention Program. The national award for Read Right program excellence was presented to the Freestone Navarro Bi – County Coop at a national conference held in Seattle, Wash. The Fairfield office was the only co-op in the country to receive the honor. The Read Right program has been a tremendous success, says Pat Harper, former executive director of special education (now retired).
“These students are passing TAKS tests, when they never did before,” Mrs. Harper adds. Read The PDF
This works! I could barely read when I started. My Read Right tutor told me to stop using my finger to read, but I thought she was crazy. She said the brain is a whole lot more powerful when it can decide where to look while it reads. Snap--it worked! Right away I started reading better! I still wonder wassup with that?— Jamal, Grade 7, Home School —