Intensive Reading Intervention Study
Harlingen Consolidated ISD
During June 2014, Harlingen CISD piloted StudyDog reading in their summer program.
Below is the summary of the results achieved.
Effective Intervention for At-Risk Students
Effective Intervention for At Risk Students
In a controlled study, 25 students used StudyDog (Treatment Group) and 25 students used other ELA instruction (Control Group). Initially, all 50 students read at BELOW BASIC. 14 weeks later, the Control Group students were unchanged, but 92% of the Treatment Group (StudyDog) were reading at AT/ABOVE BASIC.
New Reading Intervention Strategy
Most schools address the K-2 reading gap. Some districts are moving “upstream” to reduce the “Not Ready for Kindergarten” statistic.
Students unprepared for Kindergarten
The Pocono Mountain School District (PA), as part of their plan to improve 3rd grade reading, concentrated on “soon-to-be-kindergarteners”. Initially, their “Not Ready for Kindergarten” statistic was 40%. By using StudyDog over the summer that number was reduced to 23%!