ERIC Number: ED447419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Academy of Reading.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
This paper provides an overview of the Academy of Reading program (by AutoSkill International, Inc.), a comprehensive reading remediation tool designed to complement curriculum for grades K-12. It notes the computer-based approach is designed to help underachieving readers get the skills they need to become proficient, and the product includes modules for phonemic awareness, reading subskills (including visual, auditory visual and oral reading) and comprehension paragraphs to practice the students' reading ability. The paper notes the Academy of Reading is used in approximately 2,900 sites across the United States and Canada. Sections of the paper discuss background, philosophy and goals, program components, evidence of effectiveness, professional development and support, implementation, costs, considerations, contact information, and policy issues and questions. (SR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Materials, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Reading Programs, Reading Research, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading
Education Commission of the States, 707 17th St., #2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427. Tel: 303-299-3600; Web site: http://www.ecs.org.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.