Voyager Learning Releases Read Well 3, the Grade 3 Addition to the Proven Read Well K-2 Reading and Language Arts Solution

Voyager Learning Releases Read Well 3, the Grade 3 Addition to the Proven Read
                 Well K-2 Reading and Language Arts Solution

PR Newswire

DALLAS, May 16, 2013

DALLAS, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Voyager Learning, a business unit of
Cambium Learning^® Group (NASDAQ: ABCD), a leading educational solutions and
services company committed to helping all students reach their full potential
by providing evidence-based solutions and services, announced today the
release of Read Well^® 3. The newest addition to the popular core or
core-replacement Read Well K–2 series, Read Well 3 is a mastery-based reading
and language arts solution that helps close literacy gaps in the primary
grades to build more confident, independent readers at the secondary level and

Blending whole and small group, as well as individual practice, this
research-based curriculum empowers teachers to personalize instruction and
assess progress to meet the individual learning needs of students at all
reading levels. Read Well 3 bridges the foundational skills developed in
grades K–2— and the escalating emphasis on comprehension and academic
vocabulary in grade 3.Combining explicit, systematic instruction with online
practice, this proven program, rigorously tested in more than 40 classrooms,
keeps young learners actively engaged with rich, interdisciplinary content. 

Read Well 3 is written to fully incorporate the Common Core State Standards
(CCSS)—producing independent, fluent readers who demonstrate deep levels of
comprehension. As recommended in the CCSS, the Read Well 3 program features
high-quality text within a robust range of genres, comparisons of multiple
texts, re-reading of passages, in-depth study of vocabulary, and lesson
activities focusing on opinion and narrative.

"Read Well 3 field results are impressive," said George Logue, president of
Voyager Learning. "For instance, students in four districts pilot-testing Read
Well 3, are achieving measurable growth in reading performance over a
three-to-four month period, as demonstrated in scale score gains, categorical
achievement, and significant gains in fluency scores—as measured by the STAR
Reading Enterprise* assessments."

Research shows that the reading achievement gap grows wider over time and that
most students who struggle with reading in third grade will continue to
struggle. As an extension of Read Well K-2, Read Well 3 provides students with
the differentiated instruction and peer-to-peer learning environment they need
to support sustained reading success— and provides educators with a
results-oriented solution that can make a positive impact on student

In addition to teaching studentscore comprehension skills, Read Well 3
cultivates abstract and analytical thinking skills to support reading
competenciesnecessary for success in later middle grades, high school,
college and career.

For more information and results data on Read Well 3, visit or call 1.800.956.2863.

*For more information on the STAR Reading Enterprise assessments by
Renaissance Learning, visit

About Voyager Learning and Sopris Learning
Dedicated to the success of every student, Voyager Learning and Sopris
Learning are members of Cambium Learning Group, the nation's most
comprehensive provider of research-based education solutions and online
learning tools—including curriculum products, personalized professional
development, assessment, and school improvement/turnaround services. With the
ultimate goal of advancing student achievement, Voyager Learning and Sopris
Learning partner with preK–12 schools to build teaching and leadership
capacity, keep students on track, and accelerate struggling students to
grade-level proficiency. We are proud to represent the life's work of
world-renowned researchers and education leaders and have a steadfast
commitment to translating research into practice, with a proven track record
of helping schools and districts boost student participation, improve test
scores, and increase graduation rates. Voyager/Sopris is a business unit of
Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (ABCD), based in Dallas, Texas. For more
information, please visitwww.voyagerlearning.comor

Media Contact:
Elaine Gantz Wright
Voyager Learning /Sopris Learning

Investor Contact:
Barbara Benson
Cambium Learning Group, Inc.

SOURCE Cambium Learning Group

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