RocketReader and NCLB
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act sets new standards in the
field of K-12 education. While providing more opportunities for every
child to succeed in the classroom, the Act puts new demands on educators,
and spells out new requirements for the products to be used in the classroom.
The Act encourages the use of proven, research-based educational
methodologies and products that can help the majority of children master
crucial skills for life.
Read how RocketReader conforms to many of the
recommendations of the National Reading Panel and the No Child Left Behind
Sound reading ability is a cornerstone of academic achievement.
NCLB recognizes the importance of developing reading skills by introducing
two special grants - Reading First and Early Reading First
- to help ensure that all children can read at grade level or above
by the end of the third grade.
RocketReader reading proficiency software helps you meet the vigorous
requirements of the NCLB Act by ensuring that every child in your class
achieves the required level of reading proficiency. RocketReader achieves
- Actively addressing the following three of five essential
components of reading instruction as defined by NCLB:
- vocabulary development;
- reading fluency;
- reading comprehension strategies.
- Reaching every student in your class.
RocketReader works well on a one-to-one basis. The software monitors
each student's progress, and adjusts the difficulty of the exercises
accordingly. Individual student progress information is then stored
under the name of the student. Teachers have access to detailed reports
- group and individual -on students' progress, and can easily identify
underachievers that need additional practice. You can also "subdivide"
your class based on their level of reading proficiency, and then monitor
the time, effort and achievement by each group.
- Meeting the requirements of the Reading First Grant.
We have customers that successfully funded their RocketReader purchase
under the Grant. For more information about Reading First Grant requirements,
- Providing adequate tools for student assessment and accountability.
The educational edition of RocketReader incorporates a sophisticated
reporting system. Students' activity with the software can be thoroughly
monitored by the teacher. Group and individual reports on time and effort
spent, and on reading speed and comprehension progress achieved, are
- Having a solid research foundation.
RocketReader training techniques are based on extensive research carried
out in the reading proficiency field over the last few decades. The
research foundations of RocketReader are summarized in the RocketReader
White Paper available for download from this site.
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