Reading Horizons

Lasting Literacy for all New York K–12 Learners.

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Our Commitment.

New York State

Academic Achievement in New York School Districts

As a district administrator in New York, you know the importance of literacy and education for your students. We understand that navigating the education system can be complex, especially with the added pressure of meeting state and federal standards. Reading Horizons is proud to partner with the BOCES statewide contract to support local school districts, including instructional programs, staff development, and shared services. We are committed to supporting literacy in New York through compliance with legislation such as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and NYS Ed Law 2d, so you have a reliable and effective way to improve literacy skills and outcomes for your students.

At Reading Horizons, we follow the science of reading to support teachers with a program that helps students across the country build foundational reading skills and reach their full potential.

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Schedule a Call with your New York Reading Horizons representative.
  2. Get a personalized plan for your schools.
  3. Celebrate reading breakthroughs!
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Equip teachers with a foundational reading program that has followed the science of reading for 40 years to boost student reading proficiency.

Case Study

Cleveland County Research Study

Nearly 50 educators across 16 elementary schools participated in this ESSA Research Study to explore the relationship between implementing the Reading Horizons® method and student learning outcomes in K–3 classrooms. Both implementation integrity and student outcomes were measured by the Reading Horizons Implementation Integrity Rubric and the DIBELS 8 assessment, respectively. In all analyses, student performance outcomes increased from pre- to post-test.

The Reading Horizons method, implemented via its K–3 literacy solutions, meets the What Works Clearinghouse ESSA Tier 3 requirements—Promising Evidence.

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Our neediest group starting this school year was 3rd grade due to many factors, but hybrid instruction during their foundational years was a major factor. After giving one of our benchmark assessments at the beginning of the year, 37% of the third-grade students were classified as Emergency Level Readers. In January, this percentage dropped to 19.5%.

In addition, our K–5 students have shown an increase from 32.2% proficient in the Fall to 50.7% proficient in the Winter!

— Michelle Robinette

Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Midlakes-Phelps-Clifton Springs Central School District, NY

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Why Teachers Love Reading Horizons:

  • Simple Method—We have nearly 40 years of proven science baked into one intuitive tool designed in collaboration with classroom teachers in New York.
  • Ease of Implementation—We work hand-in-hand with teachers to develop resources that transform the complexities of an evolving science into a streamlined program for all students.
  • Supportive partner—Consider us your trusted teaching partners—whether to offer support or to celebrate, we’ll know you by name and pick up when you call.

Educators say, “It’s a teacher’s dream!”

The next generation of foundational literacy

Reading Horizons Discovery

You don’t have to cross your fingers and hope for the best. With leading real-time data, you can celebrate reading success district-wide.

Meet Your Representative

Contact Kelly, your Reading Horizons Account Executive, to schedule a presentation tailored to your district’s needs.

Request a presentation.

When you’re ready to explore the program further, complete the form, and the appropriate member of our team will reach out within one business day. Don't worry—we intend to serve, not to sell.

We consider it a privilege to walk alongside you as you transform lives with the power of reading!

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Kelly Dadey

Kelly Dadey

Account Executive

Katie Shelton

Katie Shelton

Education Specialist

Visit us at These Conferences or Sign-up to Attend Events & Webinars

In-Person Events

February 7

Dinner with the CEO

800 Nottingham Road Syracuse, NY 13224

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST

Please join Tyson Smith, CEO of Reading Horizons, and educators from your area to discuss the challenges we face following two years of interrupted learning, staffing shortages, teacher burnout, and the reading wars. How are you meeting the challenge? As an educational partner, how can we be a supportive partner in the process?

For four decades, our mission has been to teach the world to read by providing a dynamic and successful way to reach people beyond their limitations and discover new horizons through literacy. At Reading Horizons, our focus is teacher empowerment, student engagement, and being a supportive partner.

If this resonates with you, please sign-up to join us for an engaging discussion and sumptuous dinner.

Webinars

Foundational Literacy for Grades 4+: Catching Up. Keeping Up. Moving Ahead.

Foundational Literacy for Grades 4+: Catching Up. Keeping Up. Moving Ahead.
Nearly 66% of fourth- and eighth-grade learners perform below proficient achievement levels in reading. For students grades 4 and beyond who struggle with reading, the path ahead can be difficult and discouraging. For striving readers, newcomers, and students with special needs, we can do more and do it better. And that’s the focus of this edWebinar.

Take Off. Take Notice. Take Action.

An Introduction to the New Approach for Foundational Literacy.

There’s growing momentum and excitement in the field of early literacy. This webinar will give you an insider’s look at the newly launched Reading Horizons Discovery® system for Structured Literacy. Join Katie Shelton and Sean Lindsey, two of our most knowledgeable Education Specialists, for a close-up tour of a solution that will put everything foundational literacy at teachers’ fingertips. You’ll get the whole story from the core Science of Reading research supporting the program and its student and teacher-facing content to the technology that powers planning, instructional delivery, grouping, and tracking.

Looking for a program for reading intervention and ELL for older students?

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Overcome student learning gaps with assessment-driven explicit phonics instruction based on the science of reading.

Foundational Literacy for Older Students: Catching Up. Keeping Up. Moving Ahead.

Nearly 66% of fourth- and eighth-grade learners perform below proficient achievement levels in reading. For students grades 4 and beyond who struggle with reading, the path ahead can be difficult and discouraging. For striving readers, newcomers, and students with special needs, we can do more and do it better. And that’s the focus of this edWebinar.

Join The Science of Reading Collective!

For many teachers, the science of reading feels overwhelming because it’s so… different. As you teach, it’s hard to know for sure if you’re getting it “right.”

You shouldn’t have to figure it out on your own. When you join The Science of Reading Collective, you won’t have to. It’s free to join!

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