WRTR Research

 

Spalding Education International collaborated with Arizona State University during a four-year longitudinal study of the effectiveness of The Writing Road to Reading program.

 

ASU Researchers summarized the four-year longitudinal study as follows:

"According to the year four results, students who used The Writing Road to Reading demonstrate higher and statistically significant learning as measured by DIBELS. Since both the control groups and the experimental groups used detailed teacher guides evaluated by Arizona Department of Education for research-based reading components, theoretically, they should have produced similar results. This was not the case. The four-year findings strongly suggest that use of The Writing Road to Reading program is an effective method for enhancing performance on critical early literacy skills."


 
 

 

 View the ASU Four Year (K-3rd Grade) Summary Report or 
 View the ASU Four Year (K-3rd Grade) Complete Report

 

The results of the third year (second grade) of the study again shows the effectiveness of The Writing Road to Reading
 View the ASU Year 3 Summary Report or 
 View the ASU Year 3 Complete Report

 

The results of the second year (first grade) continued to show the efficacy of The Writing Road to Reading
 View the ASU Year 2 Summary Report or 
 View the ASU Year 2 Complete Report

 

The results of the first year (kindergarten) of the four year study corroborate earlier assessments of method efficacy. 
 View the ASU Year 1 Summary Report or 
 View the ASU Year 1 Complete Report

 

The Writing Road to Reading incorporates all the components identified by research as necessary for success in reading. Spalding has been recognized as a scientifically valid method almost since its inception as Drs. Aukerman and Diggory have testified and test scores have demonstrated.