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Insufficient Evidence of Effectiveness

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

  • Accelerated Reader (ICT)
  • CCC (ICT)
  • Classworks (ICT)
  • ECRI (IP)
  • Elements of Reading: Comprehension (Curr)
  • Elements of Reading: Fluency (Curr)
  • Elements of Reading: Vocabulary (Curr)
  • Failure Free Reading (IP)
  • Fast ForWord (ICT)
  • Fluency Formula (Curr)
  • Harcourt (Curr)
  • Houghton Mifflin (Curr)
  • Jacobs Ladder (Curr)
  • Jostens (ICT)
  • Kaplan SpellRead (Curr & IP)
  • Reading Together (IP)
  • Responsive Classroom (IP)
  • Rigby (Curr)
  • Reading Street (Curr)
  • Success in Reading and Writing (IP)
  • WICAT (ICT)
  • Wilson Reading (Curr + IP)

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
  • Achieve 3000
  • AfterSchool KidzLit
  • Alphabetic Phonics
  • Barton Reading & Spelling System
  • Be a Better Reader
  • Breakthrough to Literacy
  • Caught Reading
  • Charlesbridge Reading Fluency
  • Compass Learning (current version)
  • Comprehension Plus
  • Comprehension Upgrade
  • Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction (CORI)
  • CRISS / Project CRISS
  • Cross-Aged Literacy Program
  • Destination Reading
  • Direct Instruction
  • Disciplinary Literacy
  • Discover Intensive Phonics for Yourself
  • Dolch® Reading Program
  • Early Success
  • Earobics
  • Edmark Reading Program
  • Electronic Bookshelf
  • Essential Learning Systems
  • Fast Track Reading
  • First Steps
  • Fluency First
  • Fluent Reader
  • FOCUS Reading and Language Program
  • Fundations
  • Funnix Reading Programs
  • Glass-Analysis method
  • Great Leaps
  • Headsprout Early Reading
  • Hooked on Phonics
  • Horizons
  • HOSTS
  • The Imagination Station
  • Imagine It!
  • IndiVisual Reading
  • Intensive Reading Strategies
  • Instruction (IRSI) Model
  • Intensive Supplemental Reading
  • Invitations to Literacy
  • Irlen Method
  • Junior Great Books
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Kaplan SpellRead
  • KidBiz3000 and TeenBiz 3000
  • Knowledge Box
  • K-W-L strategy
  • LANGUAGE!
  • Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling
  • Language First!
  • Language for Thinking
  • LeapTrack Assessment &Instruction System
  • Learning to Read
  • Learning Experience Approach
  • Learning Upgrade
  • Lexia
  • Like to Read
  • Lindamood-Bell
  • LiPS
  • LitART
  • The Literacy Center
  • Literacy Seminar
  • Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Treasures
  • Making Connections
  • McGraw-Hill Reading
  • McRAT
  • Merit Software
  • Open Book Anywhere
  • Open Book to Literacy
  • Open Book Anywhere
  • Orchard
  • Orton-Gillingham Approach
  • Pathways
  • Phonetics First-Focus on Sounds
  • Phonics First Foundations
  • Phonics and Friends
  • Phonics for Reading
  • Phono-Graphix
  • PLATO
  • Project Read
  • Putting Reading First in Your Classroom
  • Questioning the Author
  • QuickReads
  • Quicktionary Reading Pen II
  • Rave-O
  • REACH
  • READ 180
  • ReadAbout
  • Read Naturally
  • Read Now
  • READ RIGHT
  • Read, Write & Type!
  • Reading Apprenticeship
  • Reading in the Content Areas
  • Reading Horizons
  • Reading to Learn
  • Reading Plus
  • Reading Success
  • Reading Triumphs
  • Reading Upgrade
  • Reciprocal Teaching
  • REWARDS
  • Rosetta Stone Literacy
  • Saxon Phonics
  • Scaffolded Reading Experience
  • Seeing Stars
  • SIM-Stategic Instruction Model
  • Six Minute Solution
  • Slingerland
  • Smart Way Reading and Spelling
  • Soar to Success
  • Soliloquy Reading Assistant
  • Sound Sheets
  • Spalding Method
  • S.P.I.R.E. and Sounds Sensible
  • Spell Read P.A.T.
  • SRA Reading
  • START-IN
  • STEPS (Sequential Teaching of Explicit Phonics and Spelling)
  • Strategic Literacy Initiative
  • SuccessMaker
  • Sunshine
  • TeachFirst
  • Teaching Reading Essentials
  • Text Mapping Strategy
  • Text Talk
  • Thinking Works
  • Transactional Strategies Instruction
  • Tune in to Reading
  • Visualizing and Verbalizing
  • Vocabulary Improvement Program
  • Voices Reading
  • Voyager TimeWarp Plus
  • Voyager Passport
  • Waterford Early Reading System
  • Wisconsin Design for Reading Skills Development (WDRSD)
  • Wright Group LiteracyWriteToLearn