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.

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Why it Works

Why it Works

Provides Better Reading Training than a multiple-choice format.

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

Provides Direct Instruction

      • Students are directed to re-read a passage.
      • This instruction helps them answer future questions correctly.

Personalized Instruction

      • Students know immediately if their answer is correct or incorrect.
      • Student who answer incorrectly encounter “wait time” and are directed to “re-read” the sentence or paragraph.
      • Direct instruction simulates working with a personal tutor

Theory to Practice

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.”

      • A double-blind study which compares ACCOMPLISH READING’S innovative methods to traditional reading training methods. The results showed that the ACCOMPLISH READING group did significantly better on measures of comprehension monitoring and on a standardized test of reading comprehension compared to the control group.


Jane Offutt, PhD, Comprehension Specialist

      • Attended Allegheny College where she earned a B.A. in English
      • Attended University of Pittsburgh where she earned a M.A.T. in Secondary English and a Ph.D. degree in Learning and Instruction
      • Completed her dissertation which evidenced the positive effects of metacognition on comprehension monitoring and reading comprehension.
      • Taught in a suburban Pittsburgh school district where she worked as a Title 1 Reading Specialist and as a HS English teacher for more than 25 years.
      • Awarded a patent for ACCOMPLISH READING
          • “A Method of Displaying Content for Reading Training Comprehension Monitoring “Patent Issued Sep 11, 2018 U.S. 10 074 588
      • Certified by Allegheny Co. as Woman Owned Business (PA UPC Program). DBE Certification #15000.

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