Best-in-class blended learning

System 44’s instructional model is holistic, providing everything students and teachers need for simple, clear instruction and classroom engagement, including digital tools, real-time data, implementation support, and professional learning.

The System 44 Model for Blended Learning combines adaptive technology and teacher-led instruction to help students become proficient readers, writers, speakers, and critical thinkers.

Instructional Model

As a stand-alone program, System 44 is designed to be implemented daily as a single class period and can be used in resource rooms or in after- or summer-school programs.

Instruction follows a rotational model that includes:

Instructional Technology
Students work independently on the software and receive intensive, individualized reading instruction and skills practice.

Modeled & Independent Reading
Students build fluency and reading comprehension through modeled and independent reading.

Small-Group Instruction
Teachers present targeted small-group differentiated instruction based on data-driven reports.

Implementing System 44 with READ 180

To maximize instructional efficiency, System 44 was designed to integrate seamlessly into a READ 180® classroom.

Educators provide differentiated instruction for System 44 students during the Small-Group Learning rotations as part of the READ 180 Blended Learning model.

Student Experience

When students enter a System 44 classroom, their experience of school changes. The System 44 classroom environment is both personalized and engaging for the student, with an instructional experience driven by adaptive technology that provides a unique path to progression for every student, no matter the student's level of ability.

Knowledge acquisition is driven by the FASTT model.

Based on Dr. Ted Hasselbring’s research, the proven FASTT (Fluency and Automaticity through Systematic Teaching with Technology) algorithm helps students manage their acquisition of new information and then carefully synthesizes this information into long-term memory.

Students are encouraged to read anytime, anywhere.

Built for the rigor of new standards and designed for a seamless digital experience, System 44 Next Generation for iPad® helps maximize instructional time and accelerate student achievement in and out of the classroom.

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Teacher Experience

System 44 is designed to address the instructional needs of teachers while helping students meet the rigorous expectations of new standards and assessments. HMH® offers comprehensive System 44 implementation training and blended coaching services to help teachers grow as professionals while fostering best practices in the classroom.


A variety of formative assessment instruments use data to identify students’ most urgent needs, enabling the System 44 program and the classroom teacher to adjust instruction accordingly.

System 44 changes everything for students

Michaela, Grade 4, Pennsylvania

Having been homeschooled through the third grade, Michaela entered Baker Elementary School as a fourth grader with an infectious enthusiasm for learning, but also as a beginning reader. With hard work and support from her teachers and family, she’s now closer than ever to being on grade. “Due largely to her participation and success in the program, Michaela now has many aspirations for her future,” noted her teacher.

Dwayne, Grade 7, Texas

Dwayne was a shy student. When he started in System 44 and READ 180, he had a lot of anger and frustration with his reading challenges. Dwayne reads everything now—science books, sports books, sometimes even comic books. System 44 and READ 180 helped him set his sights even higher than middle school. “I want to graduate middle school, high school, and college, so I can study business,” says Dwayne. We can’t wait to see how far he goes!

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