(We at) Hennepin County Adult Corrections have been using Reading Horizons for three years in out adult-education programming. We have had great success in presenting this process to all skill and interest levels. One of the most positive aspects of the program is its adaptability to the wide range of skill and ability levels we have in our facility. We have had considerable success in increasing the student’s ability to decode words and to transfer those skills to practical reading situations.
Student response has been varied from, “I think this is something I can deal with,” to, “This is one of the greatest things that ever happened to me.” On the average, students are excited about the process and ecstatic about the progress they make in such short periods of time.
The Reading Horizons system is an administrative dream. Design of the program includes one-day teacher training, low-cost instructional manuals, and no consumable student materials. This makes Reading Horizons a very appealing program that works well with adult populations, regardless of skill level, and that does not cost "an arm and a leg."