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Read 180

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Evidence of Effectiveness:

 

1996-97 Pilot Study

 

During the 1996-97 school year, a large-scale evaluation of the Read 180 program was undertaken.  The following data was collected from the Orange County Public School (OCPS) System in Orlando, Florida.  A total of 29 schools and 1,853 students are represented in the data set.

 

The Degrees of Reading Power Test was administered to all students using the Read 180 program.  The test was administered in the fall of 1996 and again in the Spring of 1997.  In classrooms where the program was implemented as designed, the students spent 20 to 30 minutes, three to four days each week on the program.  In addition, students were engaged in other literacy activities (e.g., self-selected reading; guided reading; literacy exploration; etc.). 

 

The following table shows DRP gain scores for students in the National DRP norming group, compared to students in grades 5 through 9 in the OCPS classes using the Read 180 program:

 

 

Grade

Time of Testing

 

n

National Means

OCPS Means

 

Difference

 

Closure

 

5

Fall

Spring

Gain

 

17

51.80

53.94

2.14

30.47

40.41

9.94

21.33

13.53

 

 

7.80

 

6

Fall

Spring

Gain

 

668

55.51

56.63

1.12

38.87

43.60

4.73

16.64

13.03

 

 

3.61

 

7

Fall

Spring

Gain

 

595

57.76

61.09

3.33

42.99

49.40

6.41

14.77

11.69

 

 

3.08

 

8

Fall

Spring

Gain

 

329

62.93

63.76

0.83

43.79

48.91

5.12

19.14

14.85

 

 

4.29

 

9

Fall

Spring

Gain

 

244

63.70

66.30

2.60

45.50

57.66

12.16

18.20

8.64

 

 

9.56

 

As the data show, in all cases the OCPS students made significantly larger gains than did the National norming group.  Even expecting that regression toward the mean would occur, the gains made by OCPS students are impressive.  For the 9th grade students, they began the year with DRP scores equivalent to the 4th grade National norming group.  These 9th grade students ended the 1996-97 school year at a level equivalent to the scores of the 7th grade National norming group.

 

Program Description:

 

Scholastic’s Read 180 is a research-based, comprehensive reading intervention program proven to raise reading levels and test scores of struggling readers in grades 4 through 8.  Read 180 addresses the needs of the struggling reader by providing many opportunities to apply, practice, and transfer the skills of reading to other content areas in a meaningful way.  The program engages students in the reading process by helping them to build effective mental models through motivating video topics delivered on CD-ROM.  The videos provide the background knowledge that struggling readers often lack.  Succeeding reading passages directly relate to the video segments and precede systematic instruction in word recognition, phonics, and comprehension of text passages. 

 

Read 180 provides opportunities for students to read interesting and meaningful content and to practice developing skills while beginning to see themselves as readers.  A collection of audiobooks offers grade level literature for supported, modeled reading, and a library of paperback books provides access to high-interest, leveled books for independent and small-group reading experiences. 

 

The Read 180 placement test provides an exact starting point and determines the appropriate reading level for each individual.  The management system software continuously monitors student learning to determine accuracy and fluency.  Learners interact with the software continuously while each individual’s progress is tracked, and instruction in adjusted accordingly. 

 

The management system allows instructors to maintain information on each student, recording scores and reading fluency attained every time a student logs on to the software.  The system automatically internalizes the performance results based on the success achieved in each activity.  Teachers can identify skills mastered and areas needing improvement for each student, and for the class as a whole.  The reporting feature of the Read 180 management system allows teachers to print out individual reports to share with parents or students.

 

NOTE:  Read 180 is available in two stages.  Stage A is intended for students in grades 4-6, and Stage B is for grades 6 and up.  Read 180 instruction begins at a 1.5 reading level.

 

Aspects of Reading

 

This program addresses the following aspects of reading:

 

·         Phonemic Awareness 

·         Phonics ü

·         Fluency ü

·         Vocabulary ü

·         Comprehension ü

·         Motivation ü

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Correlation to Nevada State Standards

 

Currently being completed.

 

 

 

Teacher Support:

 

Staff Development

 

For every purchase of Read 180, Scholastic delivers a minimum of two days of installation training for teachers, principals, technology coordinators, and others who may be involved in the program.  Beyond the two days of installation training, Scholastic offers additional staff development options:

 

·         On-Site Staff Development:  Fee-based training to be arranged between Scholastic and the participating school.

 

·         Staff Development Institute:  Periodic training seminars to be offered at selected locations.

 

Technical Support

 

All Read 180 customers receive free telephone technical support for one year.

 


Equipment Requirements:

 

·         Macintosh or Windows Student Workstations

 

·         Macintosh or Windows Teacher Workstation

 

·         Network (any commonly available LAN protocol that allows client-server based file sharing, including Novell, Windows NT, etc). 

 

NOTE:  Networking is not strictly required but is the strongly preferred infrastructure for the program.

 

Costs:

 

One stage services up to 60 students:

 

Stage A (grades 4-6)                   $26,500

Stage B (grades 6 and up)           $26,500

 

Components Include:

 

·         Read 180 Software:  45 Topic CDs,

9 Topics – 5 copies each

·         Read 180 Paperbacks:

Stage A:  150 Leveled Paperbacks,

30 Titles – 5 copies each

Stage B:  200 Leveled Paperbacks,

40 Titles – 5 copies each

·         Read 180 Audiobooks:  48 books with Cassettes,

12 Titles – 4 copies each

·         Scholastic Reading Inventory Interactive Version (Placement Test)

·         Teacher’s Guide

·         Teacher’s Resource Book

·         Instructional Strategies Book

·         Scholastic Management Suite-Networkable Management System

·         Welcome to Read 180 Videos

·         Staff Development

·         Telephone Technical Support – free for one year

 

NOTE:  Student licenses are permanently owned.  When a student exits Read 180, that license or space is then available to enroll a new student in the program. 

 

For Information Contact:

 

      Northern Nevada                                                                  Southern Nevada

Gary Taylor, Sales Representative                        Diane Feldman-Schoen   or         Jilliane Griffith

Scholastic, Inc.                                                  10224-1 N. 12th Place                 6364 Kell Lane

School Group                                                    Phoenix, AZ 85020                     Las Vegas, NV 89156

811 E. Shady Lake Drive                                     Phone:  (602) 944-0223              Phone: (702) 459-5402

Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Phone:  (801) 463-4937

             (800) 724-6527

 

Current Location in Nevada:

 

Clark County School District

 

Mojave High School                                 Fremont Middle School  Von Tobel Middle School

5302 Goldfield                                         1100 East St. Louis                   2436 North Pecos

Las Vegas, NV 89031                              Las Vegas, NV 89104                Las Vegas, NV 89115

Contact:  Gail Dixon                                 Contact:  Russ Ramirez              Contact:  Kelly Sturdy

Phone:  (702) 799-0432                            Phone:  (702) 799-5558Phone:  (702) 799-7280

 

Rancho High School                                Garside Middle School               West Middle School

1900 East Owens                                    300 South Torrey Pines             2050 Sapphire Stone

North Las Vegas, NV 89030                     Las Vegas, NV 89107                Las Vegas, NV 89106

Contact:  Ernie Jauregui                            Contact:  Sandra Metcalf            Contact:  Lois Venger

Phone:  (702) 799-7000                            Phone:  (702) 799-4245Phone:  (702) 7993121

 

Western High School                               Johnson Middle School              WoodBury Middle School

4601 West Bonanza Road                         7701 Ducharme Avenue3875 E. Harmon Ave

Las Vegas, NV 89107                              Las Vegas, NV 89031                Las Vegas, NV 89121

Contact:  Pamela Hawkins                        Contact:  James Cavin               Contact:  Joe Murphy

Phone:  (702) 799-4080                            Phone:  (702) 799-4480Phone:  (702) 799-7660

 

Brown Middle School                               Orr Middle School                     Gibson Middle School

307 North Cannes Street                          1562 East Katie             3900 W. Washington

Henderson, NV 89015                              Las Vegas, NV 89119                Las Vegas, NV 89107

Contact:  Douglas Gougar                         Contact:  Barbara Rosenberg      Contact:  Denise Robinson

Phone:  (702) 799-8900                            Phone:  (702) 799-5573Phone:  (702) 799-4700

 

 

 

Smith Middle School                                Martin Middle School                Desert Pines High School

1301 E. Tonopah                                     2800 E. Stewart Ave.                3800 Harris Ave.

N. Las Vegas, NV 89030                          Las Vegas, NV 89101                Las Vegas, NV 89110

Contact:  Karen Paquette                          Contact:  Rogelio Gonzalez         Contact:  Susan Segal

Phone:  (702) 799-7080                            Phone:  (702) 799-7922Phone:  (702) 799-2196

 

Elko County School District

West Wendover Jr/Sr High School

P.O. Box 3830

Wendover, NV 89883

Contact:  Fred Gorton

Phone:  (775) 664-3940

 

Washoe County School District

Veterans Memorial Elementary

1200 Locust Street

Reno, NV 89502

Contact:  Lynn Rauh

Phone:  (775) 333-5090