Scholastic Education

As a partner to America's public schools for almost 90 years, Scholastic believes that the funding for education in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is good for schools and good for the country. Effective and efficient use of funds is a shared responsibility. To help school and district leaders nationwide to navigate this near-doubling of Title I and IDEA funding, Scholastic has developed an ARRA Information Portal, updated regularly as news about ARRA becomes available.

Scholastic is the most trusted name in learning with a brand that is synonymous with quality. Scholastic’s Education division, a leader in the education marketplace, provides research-based technology programs, supplemental instructional materials and high-quality literature that support student achievement in grades pre-K through high school.

Grounded in the most current scientific research, Scholastic Education develops technology products and services that include intervention, instruction, assessment and data management and professional development. The division also includes Classroom Magazines, Classroom Books, Teaching Resources, Library Publishing and Tom Snyder Productions.

Below are highlights of Scholastic Education products and services, for more information on specific educational products go to


System 44

System 44™ is a foundational reading program for older struggling readers in Grades 3-12. System 44 helps students who never mastered basic phonics and decoding skills in the primary grades to learn the 44 sounds and 26 letters of the English language and get back on track as readers and learners. The program was developed by Scholastic with the help of a team of the country's leading experts in education—led by Dr. Marilyn Adams, America's premiere authority on phonics instruction, who wrote the scope and sequence of the program.

The most comprehensive technology program of its kind, System 44 provides systematic, research-based phonics instruction through state-of-the-art software that delivers direct personalized instruction to older students who struggle with foundational reading skills like phonics. The program’s adaptive software presents phonics in a unique way, specifically designed for older students who are able to grasp complex systems even as they struggle with reading


Adolescent illiteracy has become a national crisis. Scholastic has been at the forefront of responding to this crisis and is an established leader with its flagship program READ 180®.

Proven to raise reading scores in 32 separate studies, READ 180 is turning around the lives of struggling, older readers in over 7,000 classrooms across the country. Based on the research of Dr. Ted Hasselbring, this program has broken new ground in the use of technology to differentiate instruction.

The new Enterprise Edition, the first major revision of READ 180 since it launched, offers a robust new technology and teaching system to continue to help students make quantifiable gains in reading achievement and to further assist schools and districts with managing student data required to demonstrate adequate yearly progress.

Scholastic Education also offers supplemental intervention products designed to help close the reading achievement gap. These products include: Read XL®, Scholastic Sprint Reading™, Scholastic Summer School Reading Program, and Scholastic Action™ Book Collections.

Reading Achievement


Scholastic ReadAbout,™ is an exciting new reading achievement program for students in grades 3-8 designed to improve vocabulary and comprehension skills and increase content-area knowledge through motivational nonfiction reading materials. ReadAbout builds upon the research of distinguished educational experts, using state-of-the-art, adaptive software to provide continuous assessment and differentiated reading instruction for every child, whether they require intervention, instruction or enrichment.

Reading for English Language Learners

Zip Zoom

With more than 5 million English Language Learners (ELLs) enrolled in public schools across the country, Scholastic is launching new programs (in January 2006) specifically designed to address their unique learning needs.

Scholastic Zip Zoom™ English is a research-validated technology-based program for ELL students in grades K-3 designed to accelerate English language and literacy by combining the power of technology with “critical word” readers to build strong vocabulary, increase word recognition, and develop oral language and syntax, as well as improve reading comprehension.

New Connections to English

Scholastic has introduced New Connection: Classroom Libraries for English Language Learners, a collection of authentic books carefully selected by ELL and book experts to help teachers further extend students’ language at different levels of proficiency. Each 100-book library provides the right level of challenge and support for students as well as an array of teacher Read-Alouds.  Available for grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8, each engaging collection supports students in oral language development, silent reading, and speech emergence. 

Beginning Reading Technology


WiggleWorks® has become the gold standard in beginning reading technology for grades K-2. Legions of WiggleWorks fans were delighted when Scholastic introduced the WiggleWorks: Guided Reading Edition in the spring of 2004 - marrying the motivational software of WiggleWorks with the best-selling leveled reading program,

Beginning Reading / Prevention

Text Talk

Scholastic develops research-based, classroom-tested programs that emphasize the development of core reading skills: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension. Recognizing that all readers are developing readers, Scholastic has created products that meet readers wherever they are on the reading continuum, with materials designed to raise achievement including Scholastic Guided Reading Program, Scholastic Early Childhood Program, Fluency Formula®, Text Talk, Trio and other Scholastic Phonics products.

Math Achievement

Fastt Math

Developed by Dr. Ted Hasselbring, creator of READ 180, ® the innovative FASTT Math™, software uses research-validated methods to help struggling students in grades 2 and up develop fluency with basic math facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Using the FASTT system (Fluency and Automaticity through Systematic Teaching with Technology), the software assesses students and then provides a continuously adaptive instruction and practice. From Tom Snyder Productions

Go solve

Helping students in grades 3-6 become better problem-solvers, GO Solve™ Word Problems gives students step-by-step instruction in using graphic organizers to understand mathematical situations for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.From Tom Snyder Productions.

An engaging read-aloud collection of classic, contemporary, and award-winning children’s books that enable teachers to introduce and reinforce important math concepts and skills in grades K-6, The Marilyn Burns Classroom Math Libraryoffers grade level libraries that motivate children to think and reason mathematically. A teacher handbook provides classroom-tested lesson activities and identifies the national math standard, topic and math curriculum connection found in each book.

The Marilyn Burns Classroom

Assesment and Data Management

Scholastic Achievement Manager™ (SAM) is a groundbreaking new system for managing reading achievement that offers differentiated data-driven instruction. SAM enables educators to view student performance at the classroom, building, and district levels, and disaggregates data to report adequate yearly progress (AYP) by custom groupings. The program offers links to teacher resources that address individual students’ needs that correlate to State standards.


The Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) is a computer-adaptive reading assessment for students in grades 1-12 that accurately matches readers to text. SRI is the only classroom-based assessment program that provides a Lexile measure, enabling teachers to match students to text at their exact reading levels.

Scholastic Reading Counts

Scholastic Reading Counts!™ is another highly regarded, technology-based assessment program that enables schools and districts to amass a database of quizzes to accompany age-appropriate literature.

Professional Development


Districts across the country are struggling to meet the No Child Left Behind mandate to provide highly qualified teachers of reading by the end of the 2005-2006 school year. Scholastic RED® is an innovative answer to this challenge. Combining the best of in-person, live workshops with the convenience and scale of online, distance learning, RED helps hundreds of districts build their capacity of skilled teachers of reading.