Reading Tutoring News: What Works Clearinghouse Review of Sopris' Sound Partners Program Finds Positive Effects for Struggling K-3 Students

LONGMONT, Colo., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Reading Tutoring News

The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviewed 18 studies that investigated the effects of Sound Partners on beginning readers. Based on the seven studies that meet WWC evidence standards with or without reservations, Sound Partners showed positive effects on alphabetics, fluency and comprehension.

Sound Partners is a phonics-based tutoring program published by Sopris, a business unit of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABCD) that provides supplemental reading instruction to elementary school students in grades K–3 with below average reading skills. Sound partners can be implemented by teachers, teacher's aids, tutors or paraprofessionals.

"We are pleased that the What Works Clearinghouse recognized the effectiveness of the Sound Partners program and its ability to meet the needs of struggling K-3 students. These reviews mirror what educators have been reporting back to us – that Sound Partners is one of the most effective early reading interventions," said George Logue, President of Sopris.

For more information on Sound Partners, as well as other programs offered by Sopris, visit: or call 800.547.6747.

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