System 44

What is it?

System 44 Next Generation is a foundational reading program proven to help students master the foundational reading skills required for success with the new standards, college, and career through explicit instruction in phonics, comprehension, and writing.

Who's it for?

System 44 is intended for the most challenged readers in grades 3–12+.

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Anne Sparkman
(212) 343-6657

Alex Wladich
(212) 965-7353

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"When a student is in the 3rd, 7th or even 10th grade and continues to struggle with reading basics, schools don’t have time to waste. They need to provide intensive, engaging instruction that targets kids where they are and gets them to where they need to be—quickly."

—Margery Mayer, President, Scholastic Education

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What is System 44™?

  • Research-based phonics instruction that invites students to crack the code and master the 44 sounds and 26 letters that make up the English language.
  • Highly motivating and age-appropriate adaptive technology
  • Direct personalized instruction to older students who struggle with foundational reading skills
  • The new Scholastic Phonics Inventory (SPI), a unique, technology-based assessment—the first of its kind—to help identify students who lack basic phonics skills


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