The ARCC is working with the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) to assist in building capacity to utilize more effective practices in order to better benefit students and create sustainability within our Rural Low Income Program (RLIP). Working in collaboration with Vicki Fosbender, Title I Part A Program Consultant, Office of Next Generation Schools and Districts, the ARCC conducted a follow up to initial district calls (four coordinators) conducted in early Spring.
Reading Plus was in the top ten instructional materials noted by respondents in the survey (115 Kentucky coordinators).
Moreover, Reading Plus was called out as
Strategy: Reading Plus®
Description: Reading Plus® is a web-based program for students in grades 3+ that strives to improve reading skills such as fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary through assessments, personalized instruction, and progress monitoring.
Summary of Evidence: A review by the What Works Clearinghouse showed that Reading Plus® had potentially positive effects on comprehension for adolescents. Other studies have found that the use of Reading Plus® was associated with improvements in standardized test scores for students, particularly students with learning disabilities, English language learners, and students eligible for free and reduced lunch.
Resource(s): http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/reports/adolescent_literacy/reading_plus/index.asp https://www.readingplus.com/results/
The Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center (ARCC) serves SEAs in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Our key objective is to provide high-quality, relevant, and useful technical assistance that enhances specific SEA capacities to undertake state education reforms successfully, support district and school implementation of reforms, and maintain effectiveness once our services are complete.
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