Idaho State Department of Education to Offer Reading Horizons Literacy Program to All Schools at No Cost
Public K–12 school districts, independent charter schools, and local education agencies will all have access to the literacy program
(SALT LAKE CITY) March 9, 2022 – Reading Horizons, a leading provider of tech-enabled foundational reading instruction for K-12 schools and districts, today announced that it has been awarded an RFP to provide the Idaho State Department of Education (SDE) its literacy program.
The goal of the partnership is to support K–12 students with programs to assist with the instruction of English language learners or limited English proficiency students, and for learning loss. Reading Horizons’ programs are available at no charge to all Idaho districts and schools because they are sponsored by the SDE of Idaho.
Tyson Smith, the CEO of Reading Horizons, said, “I’m excited to see that the students of Idaho will have the opportunity to take advantage of critical foundational reading skills from a trusted, science-based reading program and gain the lifelong advantages that come with being a proficient reader. These skills will not only help them succeed in school, but will build self-confidence and serve them well for the rest of their lives.”
Reading Horizons Discovery® software licenses (for grades K–3) and Reading Horizons Elevate® software licenses (for grades 4 and up) are now both available. Reading Horizons is supporting this initiative with programs that provide educators with the tools they need to effectively teach and support beginning and striving readers by providing a differentiated, tech-enabled, phonics-based approach.
The term of the agreement is for one year. Idaho K–12 school districts, independent charter schools, and local education agencies can apply for Reading Horizons licenses at no cost by reaching out to Kindle Werner, an account executive with Reading Horizons.
To learn more about Reading Horizons, visit Reading Horizons.
About Reading Horizons
Reading Horizons supports educators with powerful tech-enabled foundational reading instruction that helps all students reach reading proficiency by the end of third grade. For nearly 40 years, the Reading Horizons method has aligned with the evolution of the science of reading, empowering over 50,000 educators with evidence-based teaching strategies that prevent and remediate reading difficulties. Reading momentum begins with Reading Horizons.