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SpellRead
Adolescent Literacy

SpellRead™ was found to have potentially positive effects on alphabetics, reading fluency, and comprehension for adolescent readers.

SpellRead™ (formerly known as SpellRead Phonological Auditory Training®) is a literacy program for struggling readers in grade 2 or above, including special education students, English language learners, and students more than 2 years below grade level in reading. SpellRead integrates the auditory and visual aspects of the reading process and emphasizes specific skill mastery through systematic and explicit instruction. Students are taught to recognize and manipulate English sounds; to practice, apply, and transfer their skills using texts at their reading level; and to write about their reading.

Findings

2
studies that met standards out of
2
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Alphabetics Potentially positive effects 5-6
 
 
23
Comprehension Potentially positive effects 5-6
 
 
10
Reading fluency Potentially positive effects 5-6
 
 
14

Last Updated: January 2013

Race

Black
28%
White
78%

Gender

Male: 55%
Female: 44%

Free & Reduced-Price Lunch

48%

Delivery Method

whole class icon
Small Group

Locations

PA
Northeast


Related Resources

This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by Mathematica Policy Research under contract ED-07-CO-0062.

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