HCPSS MPIA Request #2018-447

Requested Information
I am requesting the efficacy data for Read 180 and Empower 3000 over the past 5 years in elementary, middle, and high school level.

Responsive Documents
This contains data used by our instructional reading staff regarding the progress of students using Read 180 (used at the middle school level) and Empower 3000 (used at the high school level). Please note, this data is reported by the reading intervention program providers. The Read 180 provider was not able to obtain accurate data for 2014 nor is data for 2018 finalized at this time. The Empower 3000 provider was unable to provide data for 2014 as the data platform was different at that time. For reference, more information about lexile growth, a measure of student progress, can be found at https://lexile.com/. Additionally, “R180 Met End of Year Goal” measures the percentage of students who obtained their Lexile Growth Goal for the Year, while “R180 Met 2x Goal” measures the percentage of students who grew 2xs more than their goal.

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