What Users Are Saying About Total Reader
AN EDUCATOR SAYS...
“When I was first introduced to Total Reader two years ago, I was thrilled to find an interactive online learning resource that would provide my students with a reading diagnostic and regular practice utilizing the time-tested cloze procedure, one that I knew to stimulate active reading strategies and improve comprehension. Furthermore, measuring adult students' reading level in Lexiles (not grade levels) and matching them with outside research articles or books for pleasure reading at their reading level was another first for mature learners. Finally, the ability for students, faculty, and administrators to track reading improvement throughout the semester; watching their Lexiles rise with practice, made this site and unheard of resource in the college setting and one I was determined to bring to my campus."
-Inna Newbury, Professor of Reading
A PARENT SAYS...
“My Middle child, a third grader, has academic issues, especially with reading. However, this year he has made tremendous progress. In a recent parent conference his teacher gave most of the credit to Total Reader. Since using Total Reader late last fall he has jumped over 350 Lexiles and it shows in his other schoolwork. Most importantly for me, he enjoys reading now. It used to be a fight to get him to read anything! I like and understand the research behind Lexiles, but from my experience HOW the scores are generated is very important. My son's teacher now uses Total Reader for her own tenth-grade son."
-Al Solano, Parent/ Director of Federal Programs
A STUDENT SAYS...
“I like Total Reader because after I read one of the books (passages) I selected I get a score and I like to know what level I am on and where I am in the reading levels!"
-Fourth Grade Student
Total Reader is more than just an assessment tool. Total Reader provides the ability for me to see students' progress, pinpoint reading difficulties, assess fluency and provide accountability. Total Reader is excellent at promoting careful reading using content and context to achieve meaning. It builds and strengthens vocabulary. The reports and graphs also provide a visual incentive for students to compete against themselves. Total Reader is a wonderful product!
-Nancy Coleman, Reading Specialist
Total Reader is a highly useful tool, both informing instructional practices as well as tying students' daily reading experiences to the year end high stakes assessments.
-Marie Sweeney, Reading Specialist
My administration team is quite impressed with the data we are getting from Total Reader and the accessibility of this data. The reports allow me to look at the data in many ways. I can see this becoming a valuable tool for my district. Kudos to you guys!
-Ellen Repstad, District Administration
I like to fill in the words because you have to understand the words and the storyboard!
-Fourth Grade Student