I have been compiling the data from our second session of Reading Essentials Class which was held from Nov. 30, 2011 to January 29, 2012. The results were very encouraging.
Our students made great gains in both comprehension and fluency.
The average gains for comprehension and fluency were nearly three times the expected growth/benchmark score for all three grades-6th thru 8th grade.
The students did the work. I provided an opportunity for them to read and gave them reading material that they were interested in-all of this was done in a non-threatening environment where reading is valued.
They believed me when I told them that if they read more, they would become better readers. I believed it, and in turn, they believed it and then saw that it worked.
We've had 4 students ask to be part of Session 3 because they saw that Reading Essentials Class helped them become better readers.
There is no better gauge of success then satisfied customers. I couldn't ask for more.