Research and Evaluation

Compendium of Reading Interventions in PGCPS, SY2014-15  

 Hanover Research, in collaboration with Kola K. Sunmonu, Ph.D.  



This report summarizes district-wide and school-level trends for the PGCPS reading programs. In total, there are 24 programs with more than four participating schools in the district. The most prevalent programs across the district are the Leveled Literacy Intervention, iStation, and the Specialized Program for Individual Reading Excellence (SPIRE). These top three reading programs are used at 90 to 113 schools in PGCPS. Moreover, these three programs are also the most common programs for elementary schools. For middle schools, the two most common programs are iReady and Voyager Journeys, implemented at 44 and 36 percent of the middle schools, respectively. Finally, the top two programs for high school are Voyager Journeys and Read 180, implemented at 48 to 52 percent of the high schools respectively. Out of the 24 most common reading programs, 23 of the programs are used in elementary schools, 12 are used in middle schools, and four programs are used in high schools. 

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