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A pilot program within the district showed students using Reach achieved significant gains in reading proficiency.
Saint Louis Public Schools has selected Altis Reach as an English Language Arts reading intervention for students in grades 4-12 to support the reading goals in the District’s Transformation Plan 2.0
“We are honored that Saint Louis Public Schools has named Altis Reach to its approved reading intervention vendor list,” said Randy Jennings, Founder and CEO of Education Technology Partners. “The success of the program and the improvement of the reading scores at McKinley CLA Middle/High School is further evidence of the effectiveness of Reach. We look forward to working with SLPS to improve the reading scores of struggling adolescent readers district-wide during the upcoming 2017-18 school year.”
Altis Reach is an innovative, web-based literacy intervention program specifically designed to help struggling readers. The unique research-based instructional content was designed to motivate and engage adolescent students in grades 4-12. A pilot of Altis Reach at McKinley CLA Middle & High School conducted from October 2016 to January 2017 showed students achieved significant gains using Altis Reach. CLICK HERE to read an independent study of the pilot conducted by Research in Education, Inc.
The Reach program’s adaptive intelligence, pedagogical design, multi-media rich content, explicit instructional strategies, and scope and sequence maximize learning to significantly increase student performance, reading scores, and proficiency. Designed for maximum efficiency in the classroom, Altis Reach is authored by some of the leading experts in literacy education and research, including nationally-known literacy expert Dr. Timothy Shanahan.
Dr. Shanahan states, “Altis Reach is an outstanding reading program. We designed it specifically for struggling older students, then crafted effective motivational instruction consistent with what the research shows to work best. Altis Reach is the smart response to the reading needs of struggling adolescent students.”