ERIC Number: ED483833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Reference Count: 0
Grades 4-12 Reading Intervention Materials Review. Washington State Evaluation Report.
Washington State Department of Education
Many Washington students, who should be at a reading to learn level in grades 4-12, are still learning to read. The purpose of this review it to offer information to schools and districts in Washington State regarding intervention programs that are most promising for closing the achievement gap in reading. The 4-12 grades are an area that need strong intervention instruction in order to improve achievement. With that in mind, the state convened a panel of Washington educators to review reading intervention materials for these grade levels. The panel of educators represented classroom educators, special educators, central office administrators, teachers on special assignment, higher education educators, ESDs, and OSPI staff. It must be emphasized that programs without effective instruction will not close the achievement gap. It takes scientifically based materials, well-informed teachers, and focused informed leaders to make the needed changes that result in a significant improvement in reading achievement. Teaching reading is complex and in addition to the components reviewed, teaching reading effectively requires a well-designed system of training, support, and accountability in order to ensure the greatest reading success for all students. This report gives districts and schools choices of quality intervention materials most likely to close the reading achievement gap when coupled with effective instruction.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board of Education, Olympia.