Miami-Dade Adopts Web-based High School Reading Intervention


Miami-Dade County Public Schools in Florida is implementing a new online reading intervention program for its high school students. The district, the fourth-largest in the United States, has signed on with Glencoe/McGraw-Hill to deploy the company's Jamestown Reading Navigator.

Jamestown Reading Navigator is a fully online reading intervention designed for adolescents reading approximately two years below grade level. It provides formative assessments and customizable lessons. The customizable assessments provide ongoing reports on student progress.

According to Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, the program will be used with about 25,000 students in Miami-Dade over the next five years.

In other McGraw-Hill news, the company, through its Grow Network, has launched a new version of the MyGuide Personal Learning Program, an intensive intervention solution that provides print and online content to support students in
reading and math. It's aimed at students in grades 6 through 12.

The new version is being rolled out this month in Florida, where it will be used by middle school and high school students and those taking the Florida High School Exit Exam.

"Teachers need time-saving classroom tools that can help them differentiate instruction and provide targeted support to individual students," said Diana Greene, deputy superintendent of Marion County Public Schools, in a statement released this week. "We are looking forward to using the MyGuide program to give teachers additional instructional support and give students a resource to help them master the skills they need to graduate."

The Grow Network/McGraw-Hill reported that the program will be further rolled out across the country in the fall.

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