Pilot program helps struggling high-school readers in Alabama

11/24/2009 | WVTM-TV (Birmingham, Ala.)

A pilot program in an Alabama school district is helping high-school students who struggle with reading and comprehension skills. Read 180 helps students by providing them immediate feedback, and the program allows teachers to closely track students' progress, said an educator who uses the program. Five of the seven Birmingham district's high schools did not reach reading-proficiency levels on the latest high-school exit exams, and officials hope programs such as Read 180 help students improve.

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WVTM-TV (Birmingham, Ala.)

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