ESL ReadingSmart™ Effectiveness

The students enjoy working with ESL ReadingSmart. I like it for its integration of reading, writing, listening, and speaking around thematic units in the Newcomers' Program. I also like the variety of levels available to the students, as it allows increased differentiation. The spiraling sequence of the detailed lesson plans is another advantage. Thanks for designing this wonderful resource and for providing follow-on service.

— Chandra Das, Teacher Leader, English for Speakers of Other Languages
Monroe County School District, FL


Case Studies

Several independent studies show that ESL ReadingSmart is an effective intervention that raises students' reading and language scores.

HISD 2009-2010 Furr HS, HISD 2008-2009
HISD 2008-2010 Katy ISD 2008-2009
HISD 2008-2009 Correlations Katy ISD 2003-2004 Results
HISD 2006-2009 National Forum of Teacher Education Journal
Furr HS, HISD 2009-2010  


"We like ESL ReadingSmart very much and use it from grades 3–12. It is a supplemental reading program that has given us NO technical problems (best support for any Web-based program that I have seen). Teachers love the convenience of the syllabi, lesson plans, print-ready materials. And it has quality and interest to the student in terms of reading passage selection."

— Melodee Zamudio, Coordinator Language Minority Programs and Title l, Irvine Unified School District, C

Percent of ESL ReadingSmart Students at Sharpstown High School Increasing Two and Three Levels on the TELPAS

Compared to Houston Independent School District (HISD) Non-Treatment School, HISD District-wide, and Texas, 2008-09