The Effect of Read 180 on Reading Comprehension
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The purpose of this study was to determine whether a computer assisted reading program, Read 180, would improve the reading comprehension of 9th graders enrolled in the course. The measurement tool was their Lexile scores, assessed using the Reading Inventory. This study used a pretest/posttest design to compare data from October 2018 (before the intervention was administered) to data from February of 2019 (after the intervention was nearly complete. Achievement gains were minimal and some students’ Lexile scores decreased. Results could be related to several miscellaneous factors. It is imperative that research in high school reading interventions continues, given the lack of clear correlation and effectiveness of already existing programs.