Model Program

Read Right

310 W. Birch Street
Shelton, WA 98584
http://www.readright.com

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Contact Information:
Dr. Dee Tadlock
Director of Research and development
360.427.9440
deet@readright.com

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Prevention
Intervention
Recovery/Reentry

Both

Strong Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

All Ages

Rural
Urban
Suburban
Inner City
Tribal

Individuals
Clusters/Groups
Grade Level
School Wide

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

None

Description:

A Read Right consultant comes to your school and trains up to four members of your staff (certified teachers or paraprofessionals or a combination) to implement our methodology. Each tutor works with 5 students at a time. We provide everything needed to implement the program: an 850-book library designed to deal with total non-readers through high school (or whatever the highest grade in your school is + one), management systems, assessment and evaluation systems, and monthly reporting of each student's progress and a summary of the health of the project as a whole. We come to your school to do the training, which lasts 7 weeks, all day every day plus an hour after the kids leave. It is spread over (roughly) an 18 week period of time. Training is done with students present, so service to students start immediately. Significant growth is typically seen within the first few sessions, thus students become highly motivated and engaged.

Program Descriptors Include:
Academic Improvement, Adult Education, Alternative Education, Bi-lingual/ESL, Charter School, Early Childhood Education, Extended-School/Summer Program, GED, Literacy Development, Middle/Early College, Professional Development, Students with Disabilities

Strategies for Locating Students:
Unspecified

Starting Date: 1991
Students Served Per Year: 500+
Reenrolled Students with Disabilities: N/A
Last Verified: 2009

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • Has a learning disability or emotional disturbance
  • Low achievement
  • Retention/overage for grade
  • Low educational expectations
  • Low commitment to school
  • Misbehavior

School factors

  • Teacher expectations

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • Presence and involvement of caring, supportive adults
  • Perception of support from adults and peers

Competence

  • Self efficacy

Creativity

  • Problem-solving skills

Optimism

  • High expectations by community, family, school, and self

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

The annual cost range of the program is less than $25,000 or less than $500 per student.

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

Federal Agencies
State Agencies
Local/City/County Agencies
School Districts
Foundations
Organizations/Agencies

Teachers

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Media/CD/DVD
Instructional Texts/Manuals

Unspecified

Evaluation Information:

Read Right is an innovative reading intervention program for struggling readers of all ages (elementary, secondary, adult) including special education and ELL students. It relies on the plasticity of the brain to remodel the neural network that, in poor readers, guides the reading act inappropriately. The inherent power of brains to build neural circuitry is unleashed and focused on the task of remodeling the reading network. The student is transformed from a poor reader to an excellent reader in a matter of months, not years! Once this major barrier to academic success is removed, students become confident and participatory, and the negative variables typically associated with school dropouts are reversed. Read Right is a scientifically-based program. Data is available upon request, and contact information for schools using the powerful intervention can also be supplied. www.readright.com

How evaluation data was collected:
Outside experimental studies
Data collected and analyzed at school/district level
Data collected and analyzed at state or organizational level

Additional Evaluation Information:
http://www.readright.com