Open Court Reading © 2016
Grades: K - 5
SRA Open Court Reading is a comprehensive K-3 reading, writing, and language arts curriculum that provides an explicit, systematic approach to teaching. Through engaging resources, activities, and materials, students are able to develop critical reading and writing strategies and skills needed for success.
This complete curriculum features the following:
- Instruction in the five key areas of reading
- Differentiated Instruction and English Learner support in every lesson
- Accessing complex text through close reading
- Strong inquiry/higher-order thinking strand
- Robust writing strand
Utilizing technology in the classroom provides value-added learning and time-saving enhancements for the teacher. Open Court Reading contains the best of digital and print resources designed to make teaching easier, more effective, and more exciting!
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- An Evaluation of Two Contrasting Approaches for Improving Reading Achievement in a Large Urban District
This evaluation compared the impacts of Success for All and Open Court for improving reading achievement and reducing special education referrals. Results showed that students who used Open Court outperformed those using Success for All on mean SAT9 scores in reading and language.
Non-Randomized Controlled Studies
- The Role of Instruction in Learning to Read: Preventing Reading Failure in At-Risk Children
This report studied three kinds of classroom reading programs for first and second graders receiving Title I services. Results show advantages for reading instructional programs that emphasize explicit instruction, especially for at-risk children.
Other Scientific Research
- Test Score Gains for Open Court Schools in CA
The results in this report show that Open Court schools outgain Non-Open Court comparison. The results of the study provide clear and convincing evidence that students attending schools using Open Court materials acquire basic reading skills faster than students attending demographically similar schools not using Open Court materials.
- California Reading First Evaluation
This report summarizes the 2005 California Reading First Evaluation Report of Educational Data Systems.
Evidence of Success
- Evidence of Success with Open Court Reading
This report provides evidence of improvement in student behavior and achievement scores in eight schools from a diverse background across the country.
- Georgia District uses Open Court Reading to Attain High Reading Scores
This report shows how Reading scores at Dade County Schools improved after implementation of Open Court Reading.
- Two Danville Schools Achieve Top 10 Most Improved After Using Open Court
This report depicts how Hogsett Elementary and Toliver Elementary recieve awards for the Top 10 most improved schools just nine months after adopting Open Court Reading.
- Fort Worth SD Build Reading Achievement
This report shows an increase in student reading achievement, especially among economically disadvantaged students.
- State Reading Scores Improve at CA Elementary School
This report shows an increase in student Reading scores at Hemet Elementary School after adopting Open Court Reading and REACH.
- Open Court Reading Helps CA District Improve API Score, Reach Out to Parents
This report shows the benefits Open Court Reading has provided Santa Ana Schools in increasing Reading assessment scores and parent engagement.
- McGraw-Hill's Reading Programs Bring Increases to Baltimore's Assessment Scores
This report shows the significant increase in student Reading scores in Baltimore County, Maryland, due in large part to the adoption of Open Court Reading.
- Alabama's Largest School District Ranks in Top 10 Statewide After Using Open Court Reading
This report states that Mobile County Schools ranks as one of the top 10 best school districts in the state after showing increase in Reading scores due to Open Court Reading.
- Open Court Reading Students Outscore Others in District
Teachers at the nine Open Court Reading schools were thrilled when some of their Grade 4 students outperformed Grade 4 students in the four remaining schools not using the program. Even more remarkable is that the nine schools using Open Court Reading have low-income populations of students, while the four other schools serve children at higher socioeconomic levels.
- Ethnically Diverse CA District Makes Strides with Open Court Reading and Spanish Companion Program
This report shows an increase in student reading achievement, especially among economically disadvantaged students and ELL students at Oakland Unified School District.
- Reading Scores Remain High at CA District with Open Court Reading
Students at Palm Springs School District continue to score well-above state averages on Reading assessments.
- Colorado School District Earns State's Top Rating of Excellence Since 2001
This report displays how Fort Collins School District achieved the Top Rating of Excellence as a result of its Reading program (Open Court Reading).
- St. Louis Schools Close Achievement Gap with Open Court Reading
This report shows how the achievement gap in St. Louis Schools has been closed in large part as a result of the adoption of Open Court Reading.
- Horizons and Language for Learning Close Achievement Gap
This report shows how the achievement gap at Vallivue School District was closed among students with limited English proficiency after using Horizons and Language for Learning.
- CA Elementary School Closes Achievement Gap
This report reveals how teachers at Rio Altura Elementary School are closing the achievement gap among socioeconomically disadvantaged students as well as among Hispanic and Latino students by using Open Court Reading.
- Combination of Open Court Reading and Direct Instruction Equal Consistently High Reading Scores
Students at Snead Elementary School in Florida continue to score consitently above state averages in Reading assessments after using Open Court Reading for close to 30 years.
- Nebraska Reading First School Reaches States Highest Scores With SRA Reading Programs
This report shows a dramatic increase in student achievement scores in Reading jsut one year after implementation of Open Court Reading at Sunrise Elementary School in Nebraska. This school serves some of the most ethincally and economically diverse students in the state.
- Chicago School's Reading Scores Outshine District, State
This report shows how students at Abraham Elementary in Chicago achieved higher Reading scores than the district and state averages after implementing Open Court Reading.
- Achievement Gap Begins to Close in California School District with Open Court Reading
This report shows how the achievement gap at Alum Rock Elementary was closed among students were exposed to direct instruction and Open Court Reading.
- Colorado Elementary School Uses Open Court Reading for Core Reading Program and Direct Instruction to Close Achievement Gap
This report shows how the achievement gap at Aragon Elementary was closed among students were exposed to direct instruction and Open Court Reading.
- Open Court Reading Helps Bethel SD Excel
This report shows the significant increase in student Reading scores in Bethel School district due in large part to the adoption of Open Court Reading.
- Florida Exceptional Students Attain Reading Proficiency With SRA/McGraw-Hill Programs
This report shows the increase in Reading scores for students at Bonneville Elementary after adopting Open Court Reading.