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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Special Education: M.S.


Special Education


School of Education

First Advisor

Mary Beth Noll

Second Advisor

Bradley Kaffar

Third Advisor

Frances Kayona

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

Read 180


In this starred paper, I examine the effectiveness of Read 180 on struggling readers in grades 6-12. The literature review is based on quantitative studies that were published between 2009 and 2015. Although Scholastic has published a number of studies that examine Read 180 outcomes, I did not incorporate any of these studies in Chapter 2 due to potential bias. The only information taken from Scholastic consisted of the overall structure of Read 180. All studies used in the literature review are from peer-reviewed journals or published dissertations.

The majority of the studies summarized in this paper were generated from PsychINFO, ERIC, and Academic Search Premier. Keywords that helped to find studies for this literature review include reading, remedial reading, Read 180, high school, reading intervention, secondary, upper grades, literacy, effective reading programs, adolescent, and struggling readers.


A special thanks to Dr. Mary Beth Noll for providing inspiration through this entire process. Another special thanks to my family for giving such amazing support and encouragement.



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