Penn-Trafford High School in Harrison City, PA, had a problem: some of their adolescent students were not engaging at school, and many of those students were struggling readers. The school shifted its reading intervention efforts from building reading skills to building a reading-ready brain with Fast ForWord® software.
The plan worked. Students using the Fast ForWord software gained 1.1 years in reading skill levels, on average, in just 30 days. And there were other benefits, including increased attendance, improved behavior, and better engagement in classes. The story, The Reading-Ready Brain, appeared in the December 2009 edition of Principal Leadership magazine.