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ACCOMPLISH READING® App
A Personalized Instruction System for Improving Reading Comprehension.

What does this mean? It means that the app acts as a personal tutor. Students know instantly whether or not an answer is correct.

If students happens to answer a question incorrectly, the computer “waits” until they have re-read the paragraph and tapped the correct answer.

Why is re-reading important? Assessment tests encourage students to “look back at the passage to help you answer the question.” “Looking back” or “re-reading” helps eliminate random guessing on multiple-choice tests. Students who complete ACCOMPLISH READING® learn how to how to re-read, a strategy for better reading comprehension and improved scores on assessment tests.

ACCOMPLISH READING® App is a short-term reading intervention program for students in Grades 3-8. Most students will be able to work independently. As they finish lessons, they will feel proud to show their scores to a parent or teacher.

Learn More about the ACCOMPLISH READING® App…

Better Instruction

Better  Instruction – Why it Works

Provides Better Learning

      • Students learn to read carefully.
      • Students learn to process and evaluate information.
      • Students learn to not guess at answers

Provides Direct Instruction

      • Accomplish Reading directs students to re-read a passage.
      • This explicit instruction helps them answer questions correctly.

Provides Adaptive Instruction

      • Students know immediately if their answer is correct or incorrect.
      • Student who answer incorrectly encounter “wait time.”  The app adapts to student answers.  It directs them to “re-read.”
      • The app simulates working with a personal tutor

https://www.readingrockets.org/article/what-effective-comprehension-instruction

Comprehension Monitoring

Theory to Practice

Comprehension Monitoring

      • Readers are aware that information makes sense and that it is getting stored in  memory. This is an important metacognitive reading skill.

Research: “Activating Children’s Metacognitive Reading Processes.”

    • Jane Offutt conducted a double-blind study comparing ACCOMPLISH READING’S innovative methods to traditional reading training methods.
    • The ACCOMPLISH READING group did significantly better on measures of comprehension monitoring. 
    • The ACCOMPLISH READING group also did significantly better  on a standardized test of reading comprehension compared to the control group
      • “Successful student readers intuitively monitor their comprehension. However, some who struggle with reading either might not recognize a breakdown in their comprehension or else might not know how to fix it when it does occur.”
      • Furthermore, “it is not effective to merely tell students to monitor their reading comprehension. Rather, students need to be taught how to monitor their comprehension. This requires explicit instruction with sufficient modeling and guided practice. ”  (Except from Iris Center – https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu)

Learn more at Jane Offutt’s LinkedIn profile:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jane-offutt/

ACCOMPLISH READING downloads to Apple and Android Mobile Tablets as well as Chromebook.

Click on link Downloads.

Ideal for the family mobile tablet,  the classroom tablet or Chromebook.

 

Reading Comprehension Specialist

Jane Offutt, PhD, Comprehension Specialist-

      • Jane Offutt learned about reading comprehension as a graduate student, but she began her academic career as an English major.
      • She attended Allegheny College where she earned a B.A. in English.
      • She attended University of Pittsburgh where she earned a M.A.T. in Secondary English and a Ph.D. degree in Learning and Instruction. She received her reading specialist certification.
      • She devised a patented curriculum which teaches re-reading strategies. Learning to re-read improves reading comprehension scores assessment  tests.
      • She taught in a suburban Pittsburgh school district for more than 25 years.  She worked as a Title 1 Reading Specialist and as a HS English teacher.
      • She was awarded a patent for ACCOMPLISH READING
      • She is certified by Allegheny Co. as a Woman Owned Business (PA UPC Program). DBE Certification #15000.

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