ERIC Number: ED447426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Failure Free Reading.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
This paper provides an overview of Failure Free Reading, a program with the primary goal of providing a basic understanding of the reading process to students in grades K-12 with pronounced reading difficulty and move them into traditional reading programs. The program is targeted to and most effective with at-risk and English as a Second Language students, those with severe learning difficulties and others in the lowest reading percentiles. All students are expected to learn to read from meaningful material from the beginning of the program, regardless of prior reading ability. Failure Free does not deny access to any student and does not discontinue the program for any student for any reason other than successful transition from the program. Failure Free integrates facilitator-directed classroom instruction, talking software, and instructional print materials. Facilitators can be teachers, assistants, or noncertified tutors. 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, English (Second Language), High Risk Students, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Materials, Limited English Speaking, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Research, 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.