Reading Assessment Program Reaches to Improve Student Test Scores

Scholastic has announced the launch of iReAch, an Internet-delivered reading assessment program to help build reading comprehension and vocabulary skills, and prepare students in grades 2-8 for state and national standardized testing. Using this literature-based assessment program, educators can monitor individual performance and receive instructional support materials that directly address students’ reading needs. iReAch uses critically-acclaimed books and standards-aligned assessments to improve reading skills and prepare students for tests by identifying reading weaknesses. This enables educators to implement individualized instruction and support in needed skill areas.

The program creates reports that inform school districts, administrators, educators and even parents about how students are performing on every tested reading and vocabulary skill, and can be used as an indicator of how students will score on grade-level standardized tests. The program directly correlates to skills measured in five major standardized tests and every statewide assessment of curriculum framework. Delivered through a Web-based subscription service available at www.scholastic.com/ireach, the program can be accessed within the classroom, library/media center, or home setting through the Internet. Scholastic, New York, NY, (212) 343-6100, www.scholastic.com.

This article originally appeared in the 06/01/2001 issue of THE Journal.

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