National Recognition of the Carbo Reading Program
The National Staff Development Council
Reviewed Carbo Reading and Stated:
"The Carbo Reading Program has demonstrated its impact on student achievement… Multiple studies have substantiated the effectiveness of the program… The staff development program offers intensive up-front professional development for an array of follow-up support structures to assist teachers and schools with implementation… Teachers using the program become masters of a wide range of reading strategies… The flexibility of CRP makes it adaptable to nearly any school context and appropriate for any type of learner…grade 1 to middle levels."
What Works in the Elementary School: Results-Based Staff Development, published NSDC (2002)
Based on published research studies, the Carbo Reading Program has been nationally recognized as a research-based reading/language arts program by the:
- Northwest Regional Lab (funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education)
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- National Staff Development Council
CRP is listed in their publication: What Works in the Elementary Grades: Results-Based Staff Development, by J. Killion
- Education Commission of the States
CRP is listed in ECS’s List of Promising Practices in Reading.
- Milken Foundation
CRP was one of six reading programs listed in the Milken Publication: Reading Programs That Work: A Review of Programs for Pre-Kindergarten to 4th Grade, by J. Schacter.
- New England Comprehensive Center
CRP is listed in the Center’s manual: A Guide to Research-Based Programs and Practices for Improving Early Literacy.
- Phi Delta Kappa Study
Students of CRP teachers achieved higher reading scores on standardized achievement tests six times more frequently than did their controls, by Barber, Carbo, & Thomasson.
Criteria for Inclusion in the Catalog of School Reform Models
- Evidence of effectiveness in improving student academic achievement
- Widespread replication, with organizational capacity to continue gearing up
- High quality implementation assistance to schools