Voyager Learning Launches Gold Star Reader Program
New Ticket to Read Features Celebrate Student Success
DALLAS, Nov. 28, 2012
DALLAS, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Voyager Learning, the leading provider
of preK–12 intervention learning solutions and education services, announces
the new Ticket to Read^® Gold Star Reader Program, which gives administrators,
teachers and parents the opportunity to take an active role in celebrating the
success and progress of their students' reading practice.
"The Gold Star Reader Program provides purposeful reading practice, supports
our mission to honor our young 'reading heroes' and encourages a love for
reading in grades K-6," says Vernon Johnson, Ed.D, president of Voyager
Students earn Gold Star status by reading passages as they boost their reading
skills and earn rewards in the award-winning Ticket to Read K-6 educational
program. Teachers and school administrators receive weekly notifications of
student achievements, as well as printable recognition certificates and
posters to celebrate student success.
Dr. Johnson adds, "The greatest predictor of a child's ability to read in the
third grade is a child's reading at level in kindergarten, and the greatest
predictor of a child's ability to read in the eighth grade is a child's
reading at level in third grade. Purposeful practice is an essential component
of learning to read."
Through the Parent Connection newsletter, available in both English and
Spanish, parents and mentors also receive printable certificates to honor
student achievement—helping to further enable children to practice. Schools
gain Gold Star Status and are rewarded with a Gold Star Reader achievement
banner when 90% or more of Ticket to Read students read one passage per week.
"Any time we can involve parents, teachers and administrators who can
positively influence literacy and learning, it is a good thing," says Dr.
Johnson. "The Gold Star Reader Program does just that."
Ticket to Read is an award-winning interactive, web-based student learning
program that promotes purposeful reading practice and effective lessons in
phonics. Learn more at www.tickettoread.com.
About Voyager Learning
Dedicated to the success of every student, Voyager Learning is the nation's
most comprehensive provider of research-based intervention and online learning
solutions—including curriculum products, personalized professional
development, and school improvement/turnaround services. With the ultimate
goal of advancing student achievement, Voyager Learning partners with preK–12
schools to build teaching and leadership capacity, keep their students on
track, and accelerate struggling students to grade-level proficiency. Voyager
Learning is a member of Cambium Learning® Group (Nasdaq: ABCD). For more
information, visit www.voyagerlearning.com.
SOURCE Voyager Learning
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