Reading Progress Indicator (RPI) correlates to multiple high-stakes reading assessments and can be a used as a tool for predicting and measuring student reading growth.
Research shows that extensive reading experience makes better readers. How much print exposure does a child need to achieve reading fluency and the verbal skills and world knowledge required to succeed in school?
In a one-month intensive summer school program in 2009, students in Marion County Schools in West Virginia worked on the Reading Assistant program and saw growth of 68 points on the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI), more than half the expected yearly gain of 100 to 120 points.
In four years, the percent of fourth graders in the district performing at or above Basic on the initial LEAP ELA test increased impressively from 53% to 78%, starting out far below the state average and then exceeding it.
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