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READ 180

Celebrating 20 years of innovation and acceleration

The leading blended-learning reading intervention solution

From the very beginning, READ 180® has been innovating—from pioneering blended learning to becoming the world’s most proven reading intervention solution.
Having touched the lives of 10 million students in its first 20 years, READ 180 stands at the forefront—and is always looking ahead.

As we continue to evolve toward the next 20 years, we’re not just ready for the future—we’re creating it.

READ 180: 20 Years and Counting
Acknowledging the amazing creators, contributors, and practitioners of READ 180 is an impossible task. Watch our two-part video series created to honor the legacy and impact of READ 180.

Evolution of READ 180

  • A Legacy Is Launched

    READ 180 launches as the only reading intervention program entirely driven by adaptive technology. It is quickly implemented in hundreds of schools nationwide, giving struggling readers access to life-changing literacy instruction. 

  • A Bold New Enterprise

    READ 180 pioneers blended learning by releasing the Enterprise edition, which includes whole-class and small-group instruction support for students and teachers. 

  • Introducing the Interactive Teaching System

    READ 180’s Interactive Teaching System goes live, making it easier for teachers to incorporate whiteboard technology into instruction and access content and resources online. 

  • Ushering in the Next Generation

    READ 180 Next Generation gives educators greater access to data and resources, and provides students with their own dashboard, promoting ownership of learning. 

  • READ 180 Goes Universal

    READ 180 Universal launches with a brand-new curriculum that unlocks the power of whole-brain reading, with more applied science to understand how students learn to meet their individual needs. 

  • READ 180 Reaches with New Content

    READ 180 Universal introduces REACH: 6 new workshops for year two with fresh and engaging content for each stage. For the first time, these workshops are available in a single workshop configuration.

Discover how READ 180 can help your students accelerate.

Success Stories

Success in READ 180 far exceeds any test result a student will receive. It helps put students on track to careers that encourage their full potential and cultivates lifelong learning. Meet some former students whose experiences with READ 180 brought about life-changing results.

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Roger Hurts

Roger Hurts

In high school, Roger Hurts was powerful on the athletic field, but as a reader, he struggled and lacked confidence in himself. A devoted teacher helped him get into a special-education program where he was introduced to READ 180—and he thrived. Today, Roger works at a treatment center helping kids facing the same challenges he overcame to accelerate and achieve.

Joe Vang

Joe Vang

In sixth grade, Joe was reading well below grade level, and felt intimidated whenever he saw words on a page. Then he was introduced to READ 180. Through the program, Joe gained self-confidence, and was reading on-level by the end of the year. Today, he attends Cal State University, Los Angeles, where he is an award-winning student film director—and an avid reader.

Jamaica Williams

Jamaica Williams

When Jamaica entered fifth grade, she was reading at a first-grade level, disliking school, and unhappy with herself. Her teacher was determined to help her. With READ 180 as part of her curriculum that year, Jamaica’s Lexile® level soared. Now looking ahead to college, Jamaica inspired her mother, who has dyslexia, to finish school and work to become a nurse.


As the most thoroughly researched and documented reading intervention program in the world, READ 180 is on the cutting edge of transformative brain science and adaptive technology.

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Learn how your students can achieve READ 180 success.

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