WWC Summary of Evidence for this Intervention

Headsprout® Early Reading

Headsprout Early Reading is an online supplemental early literacy curriculum consisting of eighty 20-minute animated episodes. The episodes are designed to teach phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The program adapts to a child’s responses, providing additional instruction and review if a child does not choose the correct answer. Teachers may use stories based on the episodes to reinforce instruction provided in the lessons.

Reviewed Research

July 2007
 

As of July 2007, no studies of Headsprout® Early Reading were found that fell within the scope of the Beginning Reading review protocol and met WWC evidence standards. Therefore, the WWC is unable to draw any research based conclusions about the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of Headsprout® Early Reading to improve outcomes in this area.

October 2009
 
Outcome
domain
Effectiveness
rating
Studies meeting standards Grades
examined
Students Improvement
index
Oral language Potentially positive effects 1 study meets standards PK 62
 
 
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Huffstetter, M. (2005) PK 62
 
 
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Print knowledge Potentially positive effects 1 study meets standards PK 62
 
 
22
Huffstetter, M. (2005) PK 62
 
 
22

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