Reading scores for the kids that were taught with the ‘Bridge Readers’ showed 6.2 months of reading gain after four months of instruction and testing.

By contrast, what researchers also found was that the kids that were taught by the conventional methods showed only 1.6 months of reading gain, consistent with the evidence that” the longer African American kids stay in school with existing methods, the further behind they fall in national norms.” The experimental evidence was dramatically in support of the approach, the method offered hope that African American kids would finally be able to read above and ahead of the norm, rather than below it.


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