- About System 44
- The System 44 Experience
Intensive Intervention for Struggling Readers
Only System 44 can deliver the just-in-time intensive intervention and supportive learning environment that our most challenged readers urgently need. Through a combination of four key components, System 44 provides an entirely new experience for our struggling readers and their teachers, helping to transform the foundational reading classroom and introduce students to a community of successful, thriving readers.
1. Model for Blended Learning
Our Model for Blended Learning provides a simple and clear organization for instruction and classroom engagement, and gets ALL students reading, writing, talking, and thinking critically every day.
2. The Teacher
Teaching older, struggling readers is a challenge that requires unique support and that is why System 44 was built equally for the student and the teacher. System 44 was developed as a system of professional development to support teachers and leaders in elevating their practice- helping them move from good to great- while transforming school and district performance.
3. The Student
When students enter a System 44 classroom, their experience with school changes. They begin to see themselves as readers and fully join and participate in the community of learners. The System 44 classroom helps these struggling readers to see a path to college and career for themselves through instruction and content that is respectful and engaging.
4. The Partnership
A Partnership with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt means that we will build a school within your school to fully support your teachers and leaders in maximizing instructional time in order to accelerate student achievement. We will work hand in hand with you to build a customized plan for professional learning and coaching that meets your district’s unique needs.
The Right Intervention for Your Most Challenged Readers of All Ages
HMH helps educators quickly and efficiently identify struggling readers who still need help mastering the foundations of literacy with reliable, valid, and easy-to-implement universal screeners, the HMH Reading Inventory (SRI) and the HMH Phonics Inventory (SPI).
SRI is used to determine a student's Lexile measure, based on the Lexile Framework for reading. SRI also determines the appropriate instructional level in the READ 180 Instructional Technology for each student. After placing students at the correct level, SRI is used to monitor progress in reading comprehension development. The HMH Phonics Inventory (SPI) is a powerful screening tool designed to determine if the root cause of difficulty is decoding. Students who score around or below the 25th percentile on the SRI or students who in the judgment of the educator have decoding issues should be further assessed with the SPI.
Based on their performance, students will be placed into System 44, or integrated into one of three stages of READ 180.