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Educator's summary

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- Top-rated programmes
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- Other programmes
- Review methods

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Insufficient Evidence of Effectiveness

One or more qualifying studies did not meet the criteria for “Limited Evidence of Effectiveness”.

  • Destination Reading
  • Headsprout
  • Plato Focus
  • Reading Machine
  • Reading Street
  • The Literacy Center
  • Waterford
  • Writing to Read

N No Qualifying Studies

No studies met inclusion standards

UK programmes lacking qualifying studies:

If you use programmes which are not listed here, please let us know

Non-UK:

  • 100 Book Challenge
  • ABD's of Reading
  • Academy of Reading
  • Accelerated Literacy Learning
  • Accelerated Reader
  • AfterSchool KidzLit
  • Alphabetic Phonics
  • Barton Reading & Spelling
  • System
  • Be a Better Reader
  • Breakthrough to Literacy
  • Carbo Reading Styles
  • Caught Reading
  • CCC
  • Charlesbridge Reading Fluency
  • Classworks
  • Compass Reading
  • Comprehension Plus
  • Comprehension Upgrade
  • Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction (CORI)
  • Conceptually-Based Strategy Instruction
  • Consistency Management
  • Cooperative Discipline (CMCD)
  • Cross-Aged Literacy Program
  • Disciplinary Literacy
  • Discover Intensive Phonics for Yourself
  • Dolch Reading Program
  • Early Reading Intervention (ERI)
  • Early Success Earobics
  • Edmark Reading Program
  • Electronic Bookshelf
  • Elements of Reading: Comprehension
  • Elements of Reading: Fluency
  • Elements of Reading: Vocabulary
  • Essential Learning System
  • Failure Free Reading
  • Fast Track Reading
  • First Steps Fluency
  • First Fluency Formula
  • Fluent Reader
  • FOCUS Reading and Language Program
  • Foundations and Frameworks
  • Fountas Pinnell Units of Study (Heineman)
  • Fundations
  • Funnix Reading Programs
  • Glass-Analysis method
  • Great Books
  • Great Leaps
  • Harcourt Collections
  • Harcourt Signatures
  • Harcourt Trophies
  • Houghton Mifflin Nation's Choice
  • Houghton Mifflin Reading
  • Headsprout Early Reading
  • Hooked on Phonics®
  • Horizons
  • HOSTS Houghton Mifflin
  • Horizons
  • Houghton Mifflin Invitations to Literacy
  • Houghton Mifflin Legacy of Literacy
  • Imagine It!
  • IndiVisual Reading
  • Intensive Reading Strategies
  • Instruction (IRSI) Model
  • Intensive Supplemental Reading
  • Invitations to Literacy
  • Irlen Method
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • Jostens/Compass Learning
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Kindergarten Works
  • K-W-L strategy
  • Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling Language First!
  • Language for Thinking
  • LANGUAGE!
  • LeapTrack Assessment & Instruction System
  • Learning Experience Approach
  • Learning to Read
  • Learning Upgrade
  • Lexia Lightspan
  • Like to Read
  • Lindamood-Bell
  • LiPS
  • LitART
  • Literacy by Design
  • Literacy Seminar
  • Little Books
  • Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Treasures
  • Making Connections
  • McGraw-Hill Reading
  • McGraw-Hill Spotlight on Literacy
  • McGraw-Hill Treasures/Triumphs
  • McRAT
  • Merit Software
  • My Reading Coach
  • Open Book Anywhere
  • OpenBook to Literacy
  • Pathways
    Phonetics First-Focus on Sounds
  • Phonics and Friends
  • Phonics First Foundations
  • Phonics for Reading
  • Phono-Graphix
  • Project Read
  • Putting Reading First in Your  Classroom
  • Questioning the Author
  • Quicktionary
  • Reading Pen II
  • Read Naturally
  • Read Now
  • READ RIGHT
  • Read, Write & Type!
  • ReadAbout Reading Apprenticeship
  • Reading Horizons
  • Reading in the Content Areas
  • Reading Plus
  • Reading Success
  • Reading to Learn
  • Reading Triumphs
  • Reading Upgrade
  • Read Well
  • Responsive Classroom
  • Rigby Reading
  • Rosetta Stone Literacy
  • S.P.I.R.E. and Sounds Sensible
  • Saxon Phonics
  • Scaffolded Reading Experience
  • Schoolwide Enrichment Reading  Model (SEM-R)
  • Seeing Stars
  • SIM-Stategic Instruction Model
  • Six Minute Solution
  • Slingerland
  • Smart Way Reading and Spelling
  • Sound Sheets
  • Spalding Method
  • Spell Read
  • SRA Reading
  • START-IN
  • STEPS (Sequential Teaching of  Explicit Phonics and Spelling)
  • Strategic Literacy Initiative
  • Success in Reading and Writing
  • SuccessMaker
  • Sunshine
  • TeachFirst
  • Teaching Reading Essentials
  • Text Mapping Strategy
  • Text Talk
  • The Imagination Station
  • Thinking Works
  • Transactional Strategies  Instruction
  • Tune in to Reading
  • Visualizing and Verbalizing
  • Vocabulary Improvement Program
  • Voices Reading
  • Voyager Passport
  • Voyager TimeWarp Plus
  • Voyager Universal Literacy
  • Wilson Reading
  • Wright Group Literacy
  • WriteToLearn