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Education Reporter
NUMBER 170 THE NEWSPAPER OF EDUCATION RIGHTS MARCH 2000
Grade 1 Reading Programs Approved
for Adoption in Texas School Districts
(Programs include all improvements ordered by the State Board of Education. Rankings compiled by the Mel Gablers' Educational Research Analysts, P.O. Box 7518, Longview, TX, 75607-7518, phone 903/753-5993, fax 903/753-7788, email TxtbkRevws@aol.com    Exhaustive documentation available at no charge.)

McGraw-Hill Reading
(McGraw 2000)
Open Court Reading
(SRA/ McGraw 2000)
Collections
(Harcourt 2000)
Scott Foresman Reading
(Addison 2000)
Scholastic Literacy Place
(Scholastic 2000)
Decodability:
97% 89% 85% 81% 84%
Comprehensiveness:
100%
plus 29 additional sound-spellings
83%
plus 9 additional sound-spellings
86%
plus 6 additional sound-spellings
87%
plus 7 additional sound-spellings
81%
plus 5 additional sound spellings
Intensiveness/Consistency: 
100%/A- 43%/B 37%/B- 44%/C 56%/D
Overall Rank:
Best Better Better Fair Fair

Additional programs not approved for local Texas adoption but which were reviewed by Gablers include: Sing, Spell, Read & Write (International Learning 1998) with 99% decodability and an overall ranking of "Excellent," Saxon Phonics (Saxon 1996) with 99% decodability and an overall ranking of "Good," and Journeys (SRA/ McGraw 2000) with 100% decodability and an overall ranking of "Fair."

 
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