Zero Red Flags on Utah’s List of Approved Reading Programs
As an education leader in Utah, you know how vital it is to help students achieve reading proficiency by the end of third grade. And the need goes beyond that with English language learners and those requiring reading intervention in grades four and above.
The Utah State Board of Education acknowledged Reading Horizons Discovery® as a K–3 foundational literacy program that uses systematic direct instruction to build crucial early literacy skills, ensuring all students attain reading proficiency by the end of third grade. Professional educators in Utah conducted an extensive review of the program before the State Board included it on their approved curriculum list. Click here to access the approved list.
Translate teacher knowledge into classroom practice with a program that has followed the science of reading for 40 years.
Reading Horizons has continuously aligned with the science of reading to provide a program that is simple for teachers to implement and helps students build the foundational reading skills they need to reach their full potential.
Connect with Your Utah Representative
Contact Steff, your Reading Horizons representative, to schedule a presentation tailored to your district’s needs.
Here’s how to get started:
- Schedule a Call.
- Get a personalized plan for your schools.
- Celebrate reading breakthroughs!
Why Teachers Love Reading Horizons:
- Simple Method—We have nearly 40 years of proven science baked into one intuitive tool designed in collaboration with classroom teachers in Utah.
- Ease of Implementation—We work hand-in-hand with teachers to develop resources that transform the complexities of an evolving science into a streamlined program for all students.
- Supportive partner—Consider us your trusted teaching partners—whether to offer support or to celebrate, we’ll know you by name and pick up when you call.
Phonics has been ignored way too long. Reading Horizons has been extremely well-received by our faculty and students. Their tech support has been amazing and their training has been exceptional.
P. Nielson, Instructional Coach, Weber School District, UT
We implemented Reading Horizons last year, and our reading scores increased so much that we were in the top five schools in the state for growth with our 1st-3rd grade Acadience scores. We attribute much of this growth to using Reading Horizons curriculum and software.
S. Tayrien, Instructional Coach, GreenWood Charter School, UT
Reading Horizons has made a HUGE impact. My teachers feel so empowered to be teaching reading very explicitly, systematically, and sequentially. They feel that they finally have a resource to help them know how to teach reading in a simple way that makes sense to their students. RH is very engaging, and our students feel so empowered in learning the reading skills. We love RH!
J. Ross, Instructional Coach, Lakeview Elementary School, UT
The power of Reading Horizons became evident when our DIBELS benchmark results showed a 2% GAIN in proficiency in first graders from the middle of the year last year to the beginning of the year this year as second graders. We know it is due to the strong foundation that this program provides.
C. Wagner, District Curriculum Specialist, Wagner School District, UT
The next generation of foundational literacy
You don’t have to cross your fingers and hope for the best. With leading real-time data, you can celebrate reading success district-wide.
Looking for a program for reading intervention and ELL for older students?
Check out Reading Horizons Elevate®.
Overcome student learning gaps with assessment-driven explicit phonics instruction based on the science of reading.
Foundational Literacy for Older Students: Catching Up. Keeping Up. Moving Ahead.
Nearly 66% of fourth- and eighth-grade learners perform below proficient achievement levels in reading. For students grades 4 and beyond who struggle with reading, the path ahead can be difficult and discouraging. For striving readers, newcomers, and students with special needs, we can do more and do it better. And that’s the focus of this edWebinar.
Tyler Independent School District Research Study
This rigorous study compared impacts between students whose teachers implemented Reading Horizons Discovery® and those whose teachers did not implement the program during the 2021–2022 school year. Both implementation integrity and student outcomes were measured by the Reading Horizons Implementation Integrity Rubric and the DIBELS 8 assessment, respectively. Students receiving Reading Horizons Discovery® instruction demonstrated a positive effect size of .31, a substantively important positive effect, according to What Works Clearinghouse Evidence Standards.
With exposure to the Reading Horizons method, average student growth was more than double that of students without exposure.
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