I have had a student in a Tier 3 reading intervention class for over a year and half. This student is LEP, SPED and Dyslexic and has had a great deal of trouble retaining information. He stated that there would never be a program that helped him. After 4 months of Reading Horizons (which he has only half heartedly attempted) he has finally moved to a Tier 2 reading intervention class. We are both so excited to see his progress at last!
I work with a very difficult population of high school students. Despite the behavior issues and emotional baggage carried by my students, I have seen several students make impressive gains in a very short time. I have one student who has legitimately brought his Lexile up over 600 points in approximately 6 months! It is great to see his smile!