Break the Cycle

Low-Level Reading Instructions for Correctional Education

"The link between academic failure and delinquency, violence, and crime is welded to reading failure."

-U.S. Department of Justice

Learn how the Reading Horizons reading system can help break the cycle of reading failure and incarceration:

Over the past 30 years, Reading Horizons has been adopted as the statewide correctional literacy curriculum in 16 states to help inmates find reading success for the first time.

Statewide Adoptions

Arizona
Arkansas
California
Delaware
Florida
Hawaii
Maryland
Missouri

Montana
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Texas
Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

In a three-year study by California State University, students at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation showed an average reading gain of 2.1 grade levels after receiving six-months of Reading Horizons instruction.

"[Reading Horizons] is the only thing that keeps me going in the morning. Or I'd be in my rack sleeping. Everybody knows that."

Mark, Corrections Student | OH

Assess. Instruct. Adapt.

Reading Horizons Elevate — A Custom Fit for Every Student

Inmates who struggle with reading have no time to waste in developing reading skills. There is often a limited time to help them before they are back in the outside world where they will need these skills to be able to find employment and live a productive life. The Reading Horizons Elevate reading system ensures that the students in your facility are receiving perfectly efficient reading instruction by continuously assessing, instructing, and adapting content to match each student’s individual needs.

Assess

The Reading Horizons Elevate
software assessment system ensures
students are set on a lesson track that
matches their current needs before
the start of instruction and monitors
progress throughout the course.

Instruct

The scope of instruction in Reading
Horizons Elevate includes strategies
that fill gaps in foundational reading
skills as well as activities that build
pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary,
reading fluency and comprehension.

Adapt

Assessment data allows the software
lessons to automatically adjust
to student needs while providing
teachers with the information
needed to target student deficits
with direct instruction.

Break the cycle of reading failure and
incarceration with Reading Horizons:

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