Intervention Report iconIntervention > Evidence Snapshot
Download Intervention Report Icon Download Intervention Report 767 KB

Achieve3000®
Adolescent Literacy

Achieve3000® had potentially positive effects on comprehension and general literacy achievement for adolescent readers.
Achieve3000® is a supplemental online literacy program that provides nonfiction reading content to students in grades preK–12 and focuses on building phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills. Achieve3000® is designed to help students advance their nonfiction reading skills by providing differentiated online instruction. Teachers use the program with an entire class but the assignments are tailored to each student’s reading ability level. For example, teachers assign an article and related activities to an entire class; the program then tailors the version of the article to each student by automatically increasing the difficulty of text when a student is ready for more challenging text. Achieve3000® provides lessons that follow a five-step routine: (1) respond to a Before Reading Poll, (2) read an article, (3) answer activity questions, (4) respond to an After Reading Poll, and (5) answer a Thought Question. Progress reports and student usage data, provided by the online tool, enable teachers to track both whole-class and individual student progress. The program is designed for diverse student groups, including general education students, struggling readers in need of intensive tutoring, and English learners.

Findings

3
studies that met standards out of
5
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Evidence Tier
Comprehension Potentially positive effects 2-5
Literacy achievement Potentially positive effects 2-8

Last Updated: February 2018

Race

Asian
14%
Black
16%
White
35%
Not specified
70%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
40%
Not Hispanic
60%

Gender

Male: 50%
Female: 50%

Free & Reduced-Price Lunch

42%

English Learners

English Learners icon
17%
Note: This summary only includes data from studies that reported sample information. The Intervention Report may include evidence from other studies that met standards, but did not report sample information.


Related Resources

This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by Mathematica under contract ED-IES-13-C-0010.

Connect With the WWC

loading
back to top