Hodgin, J.; Wooliscroft, C. (March 1997). Educational Leadership, Vol. 54, No. 6, pp. 43-45.
This article reports high gains with the Carbo Reading Styles Program in the academic, social and emotional abilities of 22 third-grade inclusion students at Alta Vista Elementary School in Abilene, Texas. In 1995, after one year of CRS, the number of students in this class passing the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) jumped from 41% to 86%. Over a period of three years (1993-96), the percentage of students mastering state objectives on the TAAS was 11%, 67% and 80% respectively. The authors (who were the children’s teachers) wrote: "The self-esteem, motivation, and attitude of all students improved because they did not feel stress, learning was fun and pleasurable, and it was easy to succeed. We had created a real community of learners." (p. 45)