Tuesday, November 17, 2015
SuccessMaker® shows no discernible effects on comprehension and reading fluency for adolescent readers
The WWC has updated its 2009 intervention report for SuccessMaker®, a set of computer-based courses designed to supplement regular K–8 reading instruction. The program is designed to improve skills in areas such as concepts of print, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and spelling.
Since the last WWC intervention report, there have been 34 new studies, one of which meets WWC group design standards without reservations.
Based on the evidence now available, SuccessMaker® shows no discernible effects on comprehension and reading fluency for adolescent readers.
Read the full report for details on the studies reviewed for this intervention
Visit the WWC literacy topic area for more reviews on programs and methods that aim to improve literacy.