READ 180 for Parents: What is
hated reading at the beginning of the school year. I loved
reading after READ 180."
—Fifth Grade DoDEA READ 180 Student
America’s Premier Reading Intervention Program for
Elementary through High School
READ 180 is a comprehensive reading intervention program
developed by Scholastic to meet the needs of students reading below
the proficient level and to support school districts in their efforts
to improve reading achievement. READ 180 breaks what is
known as the “Reading Failure Cycle” by using technology,
print, and professional development. The program directly addresses
individual needs through adaptive and instructional software, high-interest
literature, and direct instruction in reading, writing, and vocabulary
skills. READ 180 was implemented system-wide by DoDEA to
help struggling readers experience success.
The program consists of three stages (A, B, and C) designed to
work for struggling readers from upper elementary, middle, and high
school grades. In all three stages, READ 180 has been proven
effective for general education students, as well as English-Language
Learners, and students with special needs. Currently DoDEA offers
READ 180 in all high schools (Stage C) and in middle schools
(Stage B). Full implementation in all elementary schools (Stage
A) occurred during the fall of 2004–2005.
To learn more about READ 180, visit the READ 180
Web site at: www.read180.com.
Proven to Work
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