October 8, 2014 by wilsonneelynyc
As a new school year gets underway, educators throughout America face the continuing challenges of teaching children with reading comprehension difficulties. Unfortunately, lack of proficiency in reading comprehension during the elementary school years greatly impacts affected students’ performance in all other areas of their studies and dramatically increases the likelihood of eventually dropping out of high school.
To address this national problem, the non-profit education organization ReadWorks provides kindergarten through 12th grade teachers with free, research-based tools for helping children master reading comprehension. Since the program launched in 2010, the number of educators registered to use the ReadWorks curriculum has grown to over 700,000 nationwide. The rapid adoption of the curriculum has manifestly demonstrated the online program’s scalability and sustainability.
ReadWorks has earned recognition for its service. The leading organization devoted to evaluating technology-oriented educational tools, Common Sense, has recently listed ReadWorks among its Top 5 Picks for Back-to-School 2014. This latest recognition comes on the heels of ReadWorks’ already excellent showing during the spring of 2014. The organization won the tech-in-education SIIA CODiE Award for Best Reading/English/ELL Instructional Solution in the United States as well as a REVERE award from the Association of American Publishers and a Cool Tool designation from EdTech Digest.