Category: State Reading Statistics on Reading Proficiency

Criteria for Evaluating Commercial Reading Programs – 2016

The National Right to Read Foundation Criteria for evaluating K – 3 Reading Programs NRRF endorses reading programs that are consistent with the findings of the 2016 Practice Guide of the United States Department of Education (USDOE), What Works Clearinghouse (WWC), and the Report of the National Reading Panel (NRP). The NRP five components of Read more…

Sam Blumenfeld – A Lifetime of Service – A Giant Intellect – A Good Friend

Sam Blumenfeld – Remembered For nearly 35 years of the nearly 90 years Sam lived among us, he was my friend.  Sam became a mentor and my teacher in 1983 when I met him at a conference of the Reading Reform Foundation conference in Toronto, Canada.  He was a speaker and his scholarly, gentle, yet Read more…

Reading Proficiency and Cost Per Student in the U.S.

Would anyone want their child to read BELOW the proficient level in reading after twelve years of schooling? Not me.  Especially when schools where systematic, synthetic, direct instruction in the alphabetic principle are educating all of their students to read proficiently. Below is the definition of the NAEP achievement level for a proficient reader: “Proficient. Read more…