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McGraw Hill Announces a Next Gen Update to Its Beloved Reading Mastery K-5 Instructional Solution

The new Reading Mastery Transformations is built to improve learning outcomes by accelerating the established strengths of this popular, effective solution with state-of-art oral fluency, multimedia, and assessment tools

Tags: Literacy Leader, PreK-12, Press Release

NEW YORK (February 10, 2021) – Learning science company McGraw Hill today announced the release of Reading Mastery Transformations, a long-awaited update to the beloved and effective English language arts solution for grades K–5, used in tens of thousands of classrooms across the country and trusted by educators for 65 years.

Reading Mastery, an evidence-based Direct Instruction program, is a comprehensive K–5 ELA curriculum that has been shown to improve reading performance for a wide range of students, including special education populations. Educators use Reading Mastery to systematically teach key foundational literacy skills and how to read, comprehend, and write narrative and informational text of increasing complexity—while building oral language fluency skills. Reading Mastery motivates learning, transforms teaching with greater efficiency, and achieves substantial results for children.

The Transformations Edition includes over 40% updated, meticulously curated, author-crafted content, combined with responsive data monitoring for identifying mastered skills, measuring achievement, targeting remediations, and facilitating mastery for all students. Leveraging the strong foundational skills pedagogy, the program now features multimedia and video content, critical classroom management updates, just-in-time remediations, and a focus on teaching students how to write and discuss, beginning as early as kindergarten.

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"Targeted reading instruction is absolutely critical for elementary-age students, especially in younger grades," said Kelly McGrath, Chief Academic Officer of McGraw Hill's School group. "It lays the foundation for everything that follows and sets the trajectory of not only their academic careers but their lives. With this update to Reading Mastery, we're giving teachers the tools to optimize their instruction for each student and to deliver targeted instruction that is based on the latest understanding of how students learn."

This comprehensive, digital-forward update to Reading Mastery is the latest in an ever-expanding series of innovations based on principles of learning science from McGraw Hill, all of which aim to support teachers and students during the ongoing shift to remote and hybrid learning.

"We're committed to delivering the best instructional tools in the world, regardless of whether classes are in person or online," McGrath said. "This updated edition of Reading Mastery provides an engaging and interactive learning experience regardless of the learning format, helping educators to elevate their students' literacy competencies and unlock their full potential."

McGraw Hill
McGraw Hill is a leading global education company that partners with millions of educators, learners and professionals around the world. Recognizing their diverse needs, we build trusted content, flexible tools and powerful digital platforms to help them achieve success on their own terms. Through our commitment to equity, accessibility and inclusion, we foster a culture of belonging that respects and reflects the diversity of the communities, learners and educators we serve. McGraw Hill has over 40 offices across North America, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions for PreK–12, higher education, professionals and others available in more than 80 languages. Visit us at or find us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Twitter.

Tyler Reed
McGraw Hill
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