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READ 180 has done more than improve my reading and writing skills. It has given me a new desire to continue learning in college and for the rest of my life.”

Roy Steffen, 17
2008 READ 180 All-Star



What is it?

A rigorous, adaptive reading intervention program used by more than 1.2 million students every day.

Who’s it for?

Students in grades 412 whose reading skills are at least two years below grade level

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Tyler Reed
(212) 343-6427

Alexandra Wladich
(212) 965-7353

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READ 180 Next Generation

  • READ 180 Next Generation incorporates new technology, content and supports to make teachers more effective, school leaders more empowered, and students more engaged.
  • A new Teacher Dashboard draws upon user-friendly technologies like those used in online banking to deliver instructional data to teachers anytime/anywhere and helps them sort through it, analyze it and use it to provide targeted instruction that addresses each student’s specific needs.
  • A new Student Dashboard taps into research on gaming by giving students the ability to more clearly track their progress, see evidence of their success and earn rewards for topping their "personal bests."
  • New writing software and instruction in the READ 180 rBook are designed to help students build competence and confidence and make and support arguments.


  • READ 180 is the most studied and most successful intervention program for struggling readers, used in 40,000 classrooms across the country.
  • READ 180 combines adaptive software with small group direct instruction and independent reading to help accelerate reading achievement and get students back on track in school and in life.
  • More than 40 independent studies have proven the effectiveness of READ 180.


Margery Mayer Discusses Read 180 Next Generation
Ed Week, July 2012

Montclair Student Overcomes Tremendous Odds to Read, Write
CBS-9, May 2012

Lagging Readers Turn 180 Degrees
Las Veges Review-Journal, May 2012

Indiana Students Win National Award for Reading Improvement
FOX-59, May 2012

Top Honors for Alonso Reading Teacher
Tampa Bay Times, May 2012

English Teacher Encourages Reading
Fort Campbell Courier, March 2011

Changing Lives in El Paso
ABC-7 News, November 2010

Playing Catch-Up
Education Week, April 2008

Teachers Seek Out Software to Help Students’ Reading
Education Week, July 2007

In Cities, A Battle to Improve Teenage Literacy (PDF)
New York Times, April 2004

12 Years of Proven Success

READ 180 All-Star Awards

Honoring students who have changed their lives by learning to read.



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