Updated: Mar 22, 2019
The A2i Professional Support System by Learning Ovations is one of the strongest evidence-based literacy interventions available, and is in the ESSA “Strong” category.
What is ESSA Strong?
ESSA Strong means “there must be at least one well-designed and well-implemented experimental study on the intervention,” according to the National Center on Improving Literacy. Learning Ovations has conducted seven randomized control trials, which far exceeds the category’s requirements. A2i holds the gold standard of research practices to test the effectiveness and promise of the A2i approach to individualize reading instruction in K-3.
Why does it Matters?
ESSA requires that efforts should be placed on evidence-based rigorously tested programs and interventions to improve schools. Learning Ovations has conducted 13 years of rigorous research, including seven randomized control trials. Rigorous research proves that 94 percent of students using A2i are able to read proficiently by the end of third grade. We’ve seen that thousands of children can learn to read at grade level or beyond when A2i is implemented with fidelity.