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Curriculum → Office of Curriculum and Instructional Programs → Reading Interventions → Read 180 → FAQ
READ 180 is an intervention for secondary students who need support in reading. It is appropriate for students in general education, special education and ESOL (levels 2 and above) programs.
Both the middle school and high school stages have reading materials appropriate for students reading from grade 1.5 and above.
READ 180 is designed to meet 90 minutes daily in addition to English class. Class size is recommended to be between 15-20 students.
Scholastic provides two days of training in the summer for READ 180 teachers, reading specialists, and literacy coaches. There is also an overview webinar on the website. Registration is available on PDO.
Individual teacher and school support for observation, coaching, and data analysis is available by request. Please email Troy A. Horsley to request support.
Yes, administration of the SRI and rSkills tests is expected. Please see the assessment calendar on myMCPS for the assessment windows.
The rBook is the student book designed to be a resource for students in whole group and small group instruction. The Flex rBook parallels the content of the rBook without duplicating the same texts for students who may need an additional year of READ 180 support. The texts are not sequential, so a whole class may start in either the rBook or the Flex rBook and then alternate to the other text the following year, when needed.
Last updated: October 2017| Maintained by: Jennifer Craft