Trials and studies conducted in Australia, the US and other locations around the world have demonstrated the effectiveness of Readable English. Click on any of the links to read more about a specific study or pilot.
Maple Crest STEM Middle School Case Study
Teachers from Maple Crest STEM Middle School have seen dramatic improvements in students' reading ability and attitude towards reading and learning. Follow the 'read more' link to read about the teachers' experience, including one teacher who believes the "program is saving our students' lives."
S.V. Elementary School Pilot
Students learning Readable English improved in reading age by more than was expected according to the norms from the Gray Oral Reading Test. Grade 1 exceeded their expected reading age improvement by 9.2 months, Grade 2 exceeded by 16.0 months, and Grade 3 exceeded by 6.6 months.
NSW Department of Education Study
Students learning with Readable English improved in reading age twice as quickly as students in a control group, in both reading accuracy and comprehension. The significantly greater rate of improvement was observed when students were assessed reading with the phonetic cues, as well as when reading in Standard English.
Follow the 'read more' link below for an overview of this study, or click here for the full journal article of this study.
The Crossing School Case Study
The Crossing School in Indiana (a school for students who have been expelled from previous schools, caught with drugs, dropped out of school etc.) implemented the Readable English program at the school for three months. Test results as well as feedback from teachers suggested significant improvements in reading due to Readable English – average improvements of 2.5 years in reading age compared to less than a year in a control group.
Takasaki University Pilot
Students from a 1st year healthcare course at a Japanese University who undertook the Readable English program improved significantly in both reading accuracy and comprehension. 70% of students reported that they felt their skills had improved, 79% would recommend the website and apps to others, and 100% were interested in continuing to use the eReader.