Grand Canyon University: PSY-255
April 05, 2013
E-Z Reading Program
Mrs. Jones third-grade class will test at a higher grade level after using the E-Z reading program as a supplement to the standard rating program already in place. This program will be in place for a period of six months. Mrs. Brown’s class will continue with the use of the standardized reading program already in place without any intervention for the same period of time.
There has been a proven connection between early education and high school completion. Out of readers who are proficient, only 4% fail to graduate, compared to 16% of children who read below grade level in the third grade that do not graduate from high school, it is further shown that children living in poverty were less likely to graduate. If students are not reading on grade level by the time they reached the third-grade then they are six times higher or a 26% rate that they will not graduate compared to proficient readers. Due to the Obama Administration’s emphasis on “college readiness”, we have tailored a program that targets third-grade students that are below grade level in their reading skills. It is very important to have a good foundation in reading skills by the third-grade. (Guernsy, Lisa, 2011). This is the reason the E-Z intervention reading program was designed, and should be implemented immediately. The E-Z reading intervention program is aimed at helping all students become confident, and skilled readers, This is a technological intervention program that is a computer-based approach to guided reading practice and will provide students and teachers with immediate feedback, the feedback will be based on short quizzes and the scores will be used in order to help determine which books are at the appropriate level for each student, it will also monitor comprehension of books already read and guide future reading practice. (Anderson, Hiebert, Scott, and Wilkerson, 1985)....