Reading Horizons

Lasting Literacy for all New York K–3 Learners.

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New York State

Academic Achievement in New York School Districts

As a district administrator in New York, you know the importance of literacy and education for your students. We understand that navigating the education system can be complex, especially with the added pressure of meeting state and federal standards. Reading Horizons is proud to partner with the BOCES statewide contract to support local school districts, including instructional programs, staff development, and shared services. We are committed to supporting literacy in New York through compliance with legislation such as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and NYS Ed Law 2d, so you have a reliable and effective way to improve literacy skills and outcomes for your students.

At Reading Horizons, we follow the science of reading to support teachers with a program that helps students across the country build foundational reading skills and reach their full potential.

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Schedule a Call with your New York Reading Horizons representative.
  2. Get a personalized plan for your schools.
  3. Celebrate reading breakthroughs!
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Equip teachers with a foundational reading program that has followed the science of reading for 40 years to boost student reading proficiency.

Case Study

Cleveland County Research Study

Nearly 50 educators across 16 elementary schools participated in this ESSA Research Study to explore the relationship between implementing the Reading Horizons® method and student learning outcomes in K–3 classrooms. Both implementation integrity and student outcomes were measured by the Reading Horizons Implementation Integrity Rubric and the DIBELS 8 assessment, respectively. In all analyses, student performance outcomes increased from pre- to post-test.

The Reading Horizons method, implemented via its K–3 literacy solutions, meets the What Works Clearinghouse ESSA Tier 3 requirements—Promising Evidence.

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Our neediest group starting this school year was 3rd grade due to many factors, but hybrid instruction during their foundational years was a major factor. After giving one of our benchmark assessments at the beginning of the year, 37% of the third-grade students were classified as Emergency Level Readers. In January, this percentage dropped to 19.5%.

In addition, our K–5 students have shown an increase from 32.2% proficient in the Fall to 50.7% proficient in the Winter!

— Michelle Robinette

Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Midlakes-Phelps-Clifton Springs Central School District, NY

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Why Teachers Love Reading Horizons:

  • Simple Method—We have nearly 40 years of proven science baked into one intuitive tool designed in collaboration with classroom teachers in New York.
  • Ease of Implementation—We work hand-in-hand with teachers to develop resources that transform the complexities of an evolving science into a streamlined program for all students.
  • Supportive partner—Consider us your trusted teaching partners—whether to offer support or to celebrate, we’ll know you by name and pick up when you call.

You don’t have to cross your fingers and hope for the best. With leading real-time data, you can celebrate reading success, district-wide.

Reading Horizons Discovery®

Everything foundational literacy—at your fingertips.

Meet Your Representative

Contact your Reading Horizons representative to schedule a presentation tailored to your district’s needs.

Kelly Dadey

Kelly Dadey

Account Executive

Phone: 315-748-4467

Request a presentation.

When you’re ready to explore the program further, complete the form, and the appropriate member of our team will reach out within one business day. Don't worry—we intend to serve, not to sell.

We consider it a privilege to walk alongside you as you transform lives with the power of reading!


Visit us at These Conferences or Sign-up to Attend Events & Webinars

In-Person Events

February 7

Dinner with the CEO

800 Nottingham Road Syracuse, NY 13224

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST

Please join Tyson Smith, CEO of Reading Horizons, and educators from your area to discuss the challenges we face following two years of interrupted learning, staffing shortages, teacher burnout, and the reading wars. How are you meeting the challenge? As an educational partner, how can we be a supportive partner in the process?

For four decades, our mission has been to teach the world to read by providing a dynamic and successful way to reach people beyond their limitations and discover new horizons through literacy. At Reading Horizons, our focus is teacher empowerment, student engagement, and being a supportive partner.

If this resonates with you, please sign-up to join us for an engaging discussion and sumptuous dinner.


Foundational Literacy for Grades 4+: Catching Up. Keeping Up. Moving Ahead.

Foundational Literacy for Grades 4+: Catching Up. Keeping Up. Moving Ahead.
Nearly 66% of fourth- and eighth-grade learners perform below proficient achievement levels in reading. For students grades 4 and beyond who struggle with reading, the path ahead can be difficult and discouraging. For striving readers, newcomers, and students with special needs, we can do more and do it better. And that’s the focus of this edWebinar.

Register for one of these event times:

January 26

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

After only using Reading Horizons for a few months, our teachers are already seeing a difference in students’ application of phonics rules. Students are able to take the concept they are studying in Reading Horizons and apply it in their reading and writing in ways they have not been able to in the past.”

— Taylor Clark, District Coordinator of Curriculum at Spring Hill ISD

My students are constantly pointing out the skills and sounds that we practice with Reading Horizons® in other content areas. I feel like it’s really ‘sticking!’

— Sarah Fremont, Teacher at Texas City ISD

I have students with Dyslexia that are making a lot of progress. They have improved their Lexile levels by more than 200L!

— Laura Gonzalez, Teacher at Liberty ISD

Looking for a program for fourth grade and higher?

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Hogg Middle School has a nearly 100 percent at-risk population of students, as well as having a large population of ESL students. To be honest, the students at Hogg started out a little reluctant to use the program. They would say it was too basic for a middle schooler. As I started pulling small groups, the students began to change their opinion of the program. In the small groups, I work on Reading Horizons with fidelity and set goals with the students to show growth from one district assessment to the next. Just during the first nine weeks, 90 percent of the students I work with showed growth between the first and second district unit assessments (some grew several points and some grew from one proficiency level to the next). The students who started out being reluctant to be part of my groups now beg me to come get them. Not only has their knowledge grown, but so has their confidence. The students like the small group instruction, are engaged, and able to apply the lessons to actual classwork. They are also able to take the knowledge they have gained and be peer helpers in their classrooms during the whole class Reading Horizons lessons. As you can see, Reading Horizons is beneficial at any grade level!!

—Kristen Parker, Reading Specialist at Tyler ISD

Join The Science of Reading Collective!

For many teachers, the science of reading feels overwhelming because it’s so… different. As you teach, it’s hard to know for sure if you’re getting it “right.”

You shouldn’t have to figure it out on your own. When you join The Science of Reading Collective, you won’t have to. It’s free to join!

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