DALLAS, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Voyager Learning, a business unit of Cambium Learning® Group (ABCD), a leading educational solutions and services company committed to helping all students reach their full potential by providing evidence-based solutions and services, announced today the release of Read Well® 3. The newest addition to the popular core or core-replacement Read Well K–2 series, Read Well 3 is a mastery-based reading and language arts solution that helps close literacy gaps in the primary grades to build more confident, independent readers at the secondary level and beyond.
Blending whole and small group, as well as individual practice, this research-based curriculum empowers teachers to personalize instruction and assess progress to meet the individual learning needs of students at all reading levels. Read Well 3 bridges the foundational skills developed in grades K–2— and the escalating emphasis on comprehension and academic vocabulary in grade 3. Combining explicit, systematic instruction with online practice, this proven program, rigorously tested in more than 40 classrooms, keeps young learners actively engaged with rich, interdisciplinary content.
Read Well 3 is written to fully incorporate the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)—producing independent, fluent readers who demonstrate deep levels of comprehension. As recommended in the CCSS, the Read Well 3 program features high-quality text within a robust range of genres, comparisons of multiple texts, re-reading of passages, in-depth study of vocabulary, and lesson activities focusing on opinion and narrative.
"Read Well 3 field results are impressive," said George Logue, president of Voyager Learning. "For instance, students in four districts pilot-testing Read Well 3, are achieving measurable growth in reading performance over a three-to-four month period, as demonstrated in scale score gains, categorical achievement, and significant gains in fluency scores—as measured by the STAR Reading Enterprise* assessments."
Research shows that the reading achievement gap grows wider over time and that most students who struggle with reading in third grade will continue to struggle. As an extension of Read Well K-2, Read Well 3 provides students with the differentiated instruction and peer-to-peer learning environment they need to support sustained reading success— and provides educators with a results-oriented solution that can make a positive impact on student outcomes.
In addition to teaching students core comprehension skills, Read Well 3 cultivates abstract and analytical thinking skills to support reading competencies necessary for success in later middle grades, high school, college and career.
For more information and results data on Read Well 3, visit www.voyagerlearning.com/readwell or call 1.800.956.2863.
*For more information on the STAR Reading Enterprise assessments by Renaissance Learning, visit www.renlearn.com/sr/
About Voyager Learning and Sopris Learning
Dedicated to the success of every student, Voyager Learning and Sopris Learning are members of Cambium Learning Group, the nation's most comprehensive provider of research-based education solutions and online learning tools—including curriculum products, personalized professional development, assessment, and school improvement/turnaround services. With the ultimate goal of advancing student achievement, Voyager Learning and Sopris Learning partner with preK–12 schools to build teaching and leadership capacity, keep students on track, and accelerate struggling students to grade-level proficiency. We are proud to represent the life's work of world-renowned researchers and education leaders and have a steadfast commitment to translating research into practice, with a proven track record of helping schools and districts boost student participation, improve test scores, and increase graduation rates. Voyager/Sopris is a business unit of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (ABCD), based in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit www.voyagerlearning.com or www.soprislearning.com.
Elaine Gantz Wright
Voyager Learning /Sopris Learning
Cambium Learning Group, Inc.