ReadWorks Helps Mitigate the Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis
Our partner ReadWorks provides 1.2 million K-12 teachers and 17 million students with content, curricular supports, and digital tools designed to improve teacher instruction and student achievement in reading comprehension—all free of charge. Today, they announced their commitment “to equity in access for all students, and offline mode marks a critical step for ensuring that more students will benefit from the free, research-based reading materials and learning supports that ReadWorks offers. The benefits of the new offline mode will last far longer than the pandemic, as remote learning will remain a part of some districts’ full set of educational options and disparities in access to completing at-home work existed long before the pandemic.”
Readability Matters celebrates this significant milestone in the work to expand access to high-quality reading material for all learners.
“As an education technology nonprofit that has always provided its resources for free, ReadWorks is uniquely positioned to help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis,” said Terry Bowman, Executive Director of ReadWorks. “Offline mode is our most meaningful step since schools closed last March in helping to close the digital divide. Providing access to high-quality materials to students without WiFi at home is so important because they are some of the most at risk for learning loss this year.”
Read the full press release here.
About ReadWorks: ReadWorks’ mission is to ensure that all children become successful, joyful readers by working to bridge the gap between research and practice in reading instruction. Through their digital platform, they provide K-12 teachers and students with content, curriculum, and tools they need to succeed in reading – for free. As a result, over 1.2 million teachers and 17 million students are using ReadWorks today. Log on to ReadWorks.org to access the free resources.