Reading Plus Scores Big with Prestigious Ron Clark Academy

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Innovative reading intervention program dramatically raises one school’s reading scores in just one academic year.

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“I love Reading Plus because as a teacher and as an administrator, the results are outstanding!” states Ron Clark, founder of the academy.

At a time when schools are facing increased pressure to raise their standardized test scores, one school in Atlanta found a way to increase its reading scores to among the highest in the country. Ron Clark Academy (RCA) has reported that in just one academic year, the percentage of students scoring above the national average increased from 78.3% to 97.2% due to their use of Reading Plus.

“Here at Ron Clark Academy, we have been able to help our students raise their test scores by using unique methods that incorporate innovation and creativity,” states Ron Clark, founder of the academy. “I love Reading Plus because as a teacher and as an administrator, the results are outstanding!”

The Atlanta-based academy was so pleased with the results achieved with Reading Plus, it produced a video to explain how the program is implemented in the school, and why this reading intervention program has been so successful in helping students at all reading levels improve their comprehension.

Mark Taylor, CEO of Reading Plus, congratulated Ron Clark and his students, saying, “We are honored that Reading Plus is part of the incredible curriculum at RCA. The educators and students of RCA should be very proud of their amazing reading gains.”

Reading Plus is a cutting-edge technology that is the culmination of more than 80 years of pioneering research and innovation. Reading Plus is a web-based program that transforms how, what, and why students read. It is the only Common Core aligned reading intervention program that prepares students to engage with complex text by developing all three dimensions of successful readers—capacity, efficiency, and motivation—which are the foundation of success. Learn more about the program at

Ron Clark Academy, founded by Ron Clark and Kim Bearden, is a highly acclaimed, non-profit school that serves as a training center for educators from around the world. Mr. Clark, a recipient of Disney's Teacher of the Year award, is known internationally for his unique teaching strategies that result in academic success and student achievement. He is the author of numerous award-winning books about education, and he appears often on TV to discuss his passion for helping students succeed. Learn more about Mr. Clark and his academy at

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