School of Education


Doctor of Education (EdD)


Beth Ackerman

Primary Subject Area

Education, Curriculum and Instruction; Education, Elementary; Education, General; Education, Tests and Measurements


Education, Read 180, Reading, Response to Intervention, Struggling Readers


Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Educational Methods


The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of the Read 180 program as a Response to Intervention reading strategy tool for middle school students. This study explored the effect of the RtI-designed technology-based reading program on seventh and eighth-grade students labeled as at-risk for reading failure. Data was analyzed using the standardized analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). Participants in this study were given pseudonyms to protect their identity and scores. In addition, pseudonyms for the county and school where research was conducted were provided. The results of the study indicated that the Read 180 program at the focus school of this study did impact the reading achievement of Read 180 participants. Keywords: {No Child Left Behind, Lexile, Response to Intervention, Georgia Criterion Reference Competency Test, Adequate Yearly Progress, At-risk Students, Struggling Reader.}