Parent Engagement

Randomized controlled trial study conducted?



Success for All/ThemeReads seeks to break the cycle of failure with thoroughly researched, proven-to-work literacy programs.

Program Description

ThemeReads is designed to increase vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and background knowledge through brief, content-rich books meant to be read quickly and with understanding, allowing practice both with reading and with acquisition of specialized vocabulary and knowledge in content areas. ThemeReads texts focus around various content area themes, with multiple texts on each topic, providing more opportunity to practice reading content area words and synthesizing across texts to develop deeper knowledge in each topic.

Type of service
Academic Intervention
Year Started
Headquarter Location (City, State)
Baltimore, MD
States of Operation
Operation Locations
Baltimore, MD
Subject Offered
Grade Levels
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade
During School
Student-Tutor Ratio
Organization Type
Customer Type
Type of Tutor
Teaching Assistant
Randomized controlled trial (RCT) study conducted?
RCT Citation

Vadasy, P. F., & Sanders, E. A. (2009). Supplemental fluency intervention and determinants of reading outcomes. Scientific Studies of Reading, 13(5), 383–425.
Vadasy, P. F., & Sanders, E. A. (2008a). Benefits of repeated reading intervention for low-achieving fourth- and fifth-Grade Students. Remedial and Special Education, 29(4), 235–249.
Vadasy, P. F., & Sanders, E. A. (2008). Repeated reading intervention: Outcomes and interactions with readers’ skills and classroom instruction. Journal of Educational Psychology, 100(2), 272–290.

RCT effect size

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