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Top-Rated Programs

Listed below are currently available programs, listed alphabetically

Program Ratings
Strong Evidence of Effectiveness
Rating Program Type Description Contact / Website
strong evidence Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS) IP A technique in which children work in pairs, taking turns as teacher and learner, to learn a structured sequence of literacy skills, such as phonemic awareness, phonics, sound blending, passage reading, and story retelling.

E-mail: pals@venderbilt.edu
Website: kc.vanderbilt.edu/pals

strong evidence Reading Reels IP A form of multimedia used within the Success for All program (see above), in which video content is embedded within teachers’ lessons. Brief animation, puppet skits, and live-action segments, about five minutes daily in total, model beginning reading strategies for children and teachers.

E-mail: sfainfo@successforall.org
Website: www.successforall.org

strong evidence Success for All Curr + IP Provides schools with a K-5 reading curriculum that focuses on phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, and vocabulary development, beginning with phonetically-controlled mini-books in grades K-1. Cooperative learning is extensively used at all grade levels. Tutoring is provided to struggling readers, and parent involvement is encouraged.

E-mail: sfainfo@successforall.org
Website: www.successforall.org

Moderate Evidence of Effectiveness
moderate evidenceNone

Curr=Reading Curriculum; CAI=Computer Assisted Instruction; IP=Instructional Process Program; Curr+IP=Combined Curriculum and Instructional Process Programs.

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