Readorium has been field tested three times (2010, 2012, and 2013) in diverse urban and suburban communities with over 1,200 students using the system. In each field test, students of all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds far exceeded the expected outcome for a 6-8 week field test. Here are the results of the latest field test.
Readorium was field tested in 40 classrooms, in 9 diverse districts in the spring of 2013. This field test was designed to determine the usability and feasibility of Readorium and the promise of the program to increase comprehension.
All students took an independent valid and reliable pre and post comprehension test, the Diagnostic Online Reading Assessment. The average comprehension score of students who read 10 or more topic strands (with 7 articles each) increased approximately one school year during the 8-week field-test.
Feedback from teachers and students has been overwhelmingly positive. Both report that students use the strategies they learn to understand all text, are more enthusiastic about science and reading, are motivated by the program’s gaming aspects, and would recommend the program to others.
Notice that students who read at least ten of Readorium’s 40 science series raised their comprehension scores, on an outside validated test, by almost a full school year in the eight week field test! (The previous two field tests had similar results).
Notice that the more topics students read, the larger their gains.
Also notice, that the more hours students used Readorium, the greater their gains.