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Flourishing in Schools and Districts Nationwide

Educators across the U.S. are creating success with The Superkids Reading Program, and the results are measurable. Dig into the efficacy data and case study results below for proof of the program’s impact on student achievement.

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Case Studies: Superkids Schools Share Their Successes

Watch the case study videos and read the case study reports to discover how districts large and small, from California to Missouri to New York, are achieving results.

Every school has had a unique experience with diverse populations of students, and most have shared impressive data as well. Explore their stories.

CALIFORNIA: Diocese of Fresno

Schools in the Diocese of Fresno using Superkids witnessed increasing success in early literacy during the past several years—even during the COVID-19 school closures.

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COLORADO: Littleton Public Schools

This high-achieving district adopted Superkids because its structured-literacy approach benefits all readers, especially students with dyslexia. The program allows interventionists in the district to seamlessly align their tier two instruction to tier one in the general classroom.

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COLORADO: School District 27J

State legislation led this district to focus on high-quality primary reading instruction for all students, rather than expand pull-out intervention services. Training in the science of reading steered the district to Superkids.

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FLORIDA: Hillcrest Elementary

This elementary school tied their science standards to their Superkids instruction (Case Study #1) and has seen student writing dramatically improve (Case Study #2).

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ILLINOIS: Bellwood School District 88

With intermediate-grade data suggesting that students were struggling with foundational reading skills, Bellwood School District adopted Superkids to address the skills in K–2 with a program strong in systematic phonics and decoding.

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ILLINOIS: Gurnee School District 56

This district with increasing numbers of English language learners and at-risk students saw immediate results with Superkids and credits the consistent instruction from grade to grade and classroom to classroom in helping them achieve their goals.

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MISSOURI: Matthews Elementary School

Matthews Elementary’s principal attributes her students’ rapid reading improvement to The Superkids Reading Program.

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OHIO: Perry Elementary

Focused on addressing lagging kindergarten readiness, this school has leveraged the motivation and continuity of the Superkids characters to reach high-needs students.

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OHIO: St. Boniface School

This Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati has had 100% of students who were taught with Superkids in grades K, 1, and 2 pass Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee three years in a row.

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OKLAHOMA: Will Rogers Elementary School

Educators in this rural Oklahoma school successfully implemented Superkids in a pandemic year and were surprised by how students rose to meet the program’s rigor in both reading and writing, despite the challenging circumstances.

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TENNESSEE: Cocke County School District

This district finds that Superkids saves time previously spent building and aligning units of instruction to meet the state’s Read to Be Ready initiative requirements.

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TENNESSEE: Diocese of Knoxville

This diocese adopted Superkids for K–2, despite having recently purchased a K–5 program from the state-approved list. Coaching and the integration of handwriting instruction are important factors in their success.

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VIRGINIA: Scott County Public School Division

For this school division, cross-school and cross-grade consistency and systematic instruction are the key benefits of Superkids. In just a few years, it has progressed from scoring 2 points below the state average to scoring 14 points higher on the grade 3 reading test.

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WISCONSIN: Northland Pines School District

When a balanced-literacy approach wasn’t working for this district, it piloted Superkids head-to-head with two traditional basal reading programs and chose Superkids because of the results teachers saw.

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WISCONSIN: Wausau School District

This district switched from a balanced-literacy approach to Superkids, based on the program’s research foundation. After in-depth training on the science of reading, the district recognized a need for more decodable text in their K–2 curriculum.

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WISCONSIN: School District of Wisconsin Dells

This Wisconsin district finds that The Superkids Reading Program provides a science-based structured literacy approach that benefits both students and teachers.

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Efficacy Research

A large body of evidence shows that The Superkids Reading Program is highly effective in improving reading achievement for K–2 students of all backgrounds in all types of schools.

According to Evidence for ESSA, Superkids features two quasi-experimental studies that “found significant positive outcomes on measures of sound and word reading.” These studies qualify the program for the Moderate level of evidence necessary for funding by the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Read about the scientific research covering many years, regions of the U.S., and student populations in “A Summary of Effectiveness Studies.”

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