Read Ahead works.

Read Ahead emerged from a rigorous experimental study. Students using our reading presentations achieved twice the gains in reading motivation and reading comprehension than those who did not.

It took us forever to build all those presentations, so we automated the process for you. Now you can turn any digital text into an evidence-based, guided reading activity in seconds.

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You can be part of our next big breakthrough. Our research focus now:

  • How Read Ahead analytics can transform reading assessment and professional development

  • How machine learning with our Smart Skimmer can transform reading assessment and professional development

  • How open models for reading instruction and assessment can transform the WORLD

Read Ahead efficacy research cited in Springer’s latest textbook “Improving Reading Comprehension of Middle and High School Students

Read Ahead efficacy research cited in Springer's latest textbook Improving Reading Comprehension of Middle and High School Students

Our idea started in the classroom- with constant user input, experimentation and research. And we continue to build it that way.

Tech Trends: Designing customizable reading modules for a high school literature classroom

Education Technology Research & Development: An examination of the effect of customized reading modules on diverse secondary students’ reading comprehension and motivation

The Online Journal of New Horizons in Education: An exploration of the use of technology to address academic language learning in teacher education in preparation for the edTPA

A quick gist of the cognitive science supporting how we designed Read Ahead:

  • Studies have shown that the amount of time spent reading correlates directly with reading comprehension ability. Using Read Ahead increases the time that students spend actually reading.
  • Differentiated reading instruction is a broadly substantiated and accepted foundation of literacy instruction. Read Ahead differentiates reading instruction by letting instructors and readers customize each experience.
  • Gains in vocabulary have been associated with gains in comprehension, while gains in comprehension accompany gains in vocabulary. All literacy tools focus on vocabulary definitions, and we offer them, too. But Read Ahead also reinforces vocabulary in brand new ways.
  • Making inferences and predictions is critical to the reading process. Read Ahead stimulates predictive inferences by presenting the key ideas before presenting the chunked text.

The 2017 Horizon Report supports that we are on the right track.

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