Specialized reading program takes off at West Ashley High

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A pilot program that began at West Ashley High School last spring has successfully improved the reading comprehension and skills of the school's weakest readers.

The research-based curriculum had been used exclusively with special education students, but was reworked for students who were without a disability. After just one semester of the class, 81% of students in the program showed improvement in both test scores overall reading ability and grasp of the English language.

The news of the program's success has spread and two other states are already slated to pick up the curriculum.

The Post and Courier has the story.

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