Differentiated and Adaptive Reading Intervention for Chicago Public Schools

Reading Plus is an online adaptive literacy solution for grades 3-12 that improves reading fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, and motivation. The Reading Plus program is currently used in more than 7,800 schools, helping more than one million students become more confident, lifelong readers.

Welcome to Reading Plus!

Reading Plus rapidly accelerates reading proficiency growth in struggling readers to close the achievement gap. In just 40 to 60 hours of Reading Plus use, students make significant gains toward grade-level reading proficiency.

Reading Plus provides significant results for every subgroup and every type of learner, including:

  • Upper Elementary
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • RTI/MTSS Tiers 1, 2, and 3
  • English learners
  • Students with learning disabilities
  • Advanced readers
  • Students with signs of dyslexia

The Only Literacy Program That Measures Motivation

Motivation is critical for student learning. Reading Plus is the only reading program that measures and monitors each student’s motivation and confidence as a reader. Documented research shows that students make statistically significant gains in confidence and interest as they complete a year of reading instruction and practice with Reading Plus.

Exciting, Diverse, and Rigorous Content Library

The Reading Plus program provides an extensive library of engaging informational and literary selections that maintains the highest standards of quality, integrity, and diversity. Reading Plus’s approach to content, and the content itself, was developed to both respect and reflect the experiences and cultures of all students, with special care for students whose backgrounds have historically been underrepresented. We partner with some of the most well-respected names in children’s and young adult publishing to provide students with engaging texts that reflect their reading interests.

Evidence Based, Research Proven

Reading Plus is an evidence-based program with an extensive research portfolio that demonstrates statistically significant effects on improving student outcomes.

Reading Plus has a research portfolio that includes:

  • 100+ research studies
  • 38 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference and symposia presentations
  • 40+ research briefs€ 30+ assessment correlation studies
  • 30+ assessment correlation studies
Strong Evidence for ESSA
National Center on Intensive Intervention