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Reading Horizons Elevate®?
More than using a reading intervention aligned with standards and research, you want a program that works for your students. Luckily, you don't have to take our word for it. Explore the videos, case studies, news articles, and testimonials below to see why educators like you choose Reading Horizons Elevate® for their students.
Giving Hope to Struggling Readers
Watch how these educators used the Reading Horizons Elevate® program to help struggling readers find hope as they learned to read.
Pamela Smith, Literacy Specialist
Linda England, SPED Director
Bailey Middle School
A middle school resource teacher implemented the Reading Horizons program with 185 students. Pre- and post-test scores for all of the students were gathered before and after the students had used the Reading Horizons interactive software.
A Data-Driven Approach to Improving Student Literacy Across All Subjects
When I was a math teacher, I was blown away by the in-depth discussions I was having with my students. I couldn’t have been more pleased with their progress on the material I was handing them. That’s also why I was also blown away by the fact that, when it was time for them to take their state exams, their math scores would come back abysmal. I was stuck. Why weren’t their math scores portraying their understanding of the concepts?
I was discussing my situation with a veteran colleague when she said, “If they comprehend when you teach them verbally, it’s not a comprehension problem.” I could have cried. It’s not a comprehension problem, it’s a reading problem. My students didn’t have the literacy skills to understand exam questions. Now that I had identified the problem, I needed to find the solution. I found that using data would show the district how important it is for students to have reading comprehension skills to succeed across all subjects.
Unlocking the English Language for ELLs
Watch how these educators used the Reading Horizons Elevate® program to help English Language Learners learn the rules and patterns of the English language.
American International School of Utah, UT
Johnson Academy of International Studies, NV
Chamberlain High School
A high school resource teacher implemented the Reading Horizons program with 32 students. Sixteen students were designated as linguistically diverse and learning English (Group 1), and 16 students were receiving special education services (Group 2). Pre- and post-test scores for all of the students were gathered before and after the students had used the Reading Horizons interactive software.
A ‘Whole Child’ Approach to Afterschool Education
I am the senior director of program operations for By The Hand Club For Kids, a Chicago-based afterschool program that serves 1,360 kids at five locations in four different neighborhoods. In these neighborhoods, kids face challenges such as poverty, gang violence, and a dropout rate as high as 60 percent. (Last year, Chicago saw more murders than Los Angeles and New York City combined.) Our mission is to offer the children in these neighborhoods the support they need to reach the potential we know they can achieve. As a result, our program has a 100 percent high school graduation rate (compared with a rate of about 65–70 percent in Chicago Public Schools). Also, 95 percent of our kids attend college.
We partner with Chicago Public Schools to identify kids who are falling behind, which usually means they have all D’s and F’s in school, as well as frequent tardies and absences. We bus these kids to our location after each school day. Buses are one of our major expenses, but a completely necessary one, as it’s not safe for our kids to cross neighborhood lines because of the gang activity. School funding may mean that parents need to work multiple jobs, or teachers may have larger class sizes, limiting the amount of time they can devote to individual students. In these areas, afterschool programs can help offer extra, often crucial, support. As of 2014, 18% (10.2 million) of U.S. children were enrolled in an afterschool program.
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"I will never forget a 17-year-old high school student that participated in Reading Horizons Elevate® program. In less than a year, she went from a score of 20% to that of 80% on a phonics-based nonsense word test. She had initially been reading on a Kindergarten level, but her work in the program raised her 2.5-grade levels in just a few months. She had not seen that success in nearly 11 years of schooling."
- Rosemarie F., Curriculum Coordinator, Gloucester City Public Schools, NJ
"I have a student who went up 400+ Lexile® points at midpoint. He smiles every day and tells me how easy reading is now. He just told me that it's because of the Reading Horizons program; he is reading 12th-grade books and can read the 'big words' that he could not read before."
- Diane W., Texas Juvenile Justice Department, TX
"In the three months that our school has been using the Reading Horizons Elevate® program we have seen incredible results. Some of the student's responses are as follows: 'We wish we started this five years ago,' 'When can I have access to the Reading Horizons Library?' 'Can I work on this all year?' In addition to the overwhelming interest by our student body, several teachers have commented on increased confidence levels in class, increased fluency, and more accurate spelling."
- Steven S., Assistant Principal, High School of Economics & Finance, New York City, NY
"I am amazed at the growth that I have seen in my students this year after using Reading Horizons as an intervention program. I have had a few students who went from reading 7 words per minute to now reading almost 40 words per minute."
- Leigh F., Pittsburgh Public Schools, PA
"I use the Reading Horizons Elevate® program to teach learning disabled and students with dyslexia. My students and I experience tremendous success with it. I find it works miracles for some students who have been told that they would never learn how to read above a certain grade level or read at all."
- Leah W., Ysleta Independent School District, El Paso, TX