Sopris Learning Releases REWARDS® Intermediate Second Edition, the Newest Version of the Research-Validated Intervention

  Sopris Learning Releases REWARDS® Intermediate Second Edition, the Newest
Version of the Research-Validated Intervention Reading Program for Grades 4-6

PR Newswire

DALLAS, June 19, 2013

DALLAS, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Sopris 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 REWARDS Intermediate Second Edition. An acronym for Reading
Excellence: Word Attack and Rate Development Strategies, REWARDSis a
specialized reading and writing program designed to teach intermediate
students a flexible strategy for decoding long words andincreasing oral and
silent reading fluency. Developed by authors Anita L. Archer, Ph.D., Mary M.
Gleason, Ph.D., and Vicky Vachon, Ph.D., REWARDS is grounded in extensive
research and a classroom-tested strategy.

An update and expanded revision of the popular six-week intensive course,
REWARDS Intermediate Second Edition is an explicit, systematic,
research-validated reading intervention program, which empowers students with
an adaptable, highly effective strategy for decoding multisyllabic words
frequently found in content-area texts. Increasing oral and silent reading
rates and expanding student knowledge of general academic and domain-specific
vocabulary, REWARDS Intermediate Second Edition produces measurable results in
approximately six weeks—improving reading skills, comprehension and

Aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for all Foundational Skills
in grades 4 and 5, plus key standards for Language and Reading Informational
Text, REWARDS Intermediate Second Edition has been used successfully in a wide
range of settings, including general education classes (Response to
Intervention, RTI, Tier 1—core instruction), intervention classes (RTI, Tier 2
and Tier 3), and summer school and after school programs.

"We are excited to release REWARDS Intermediate Second Edition in time for
fall implementation," said George Logue, president of Voyager Learning and
Sopris Learning. "We are confident this enhanced reading intervention will
serve as a powerful new addition to the Sopris Learning portfolio that will
help build reading success for all students."

Results reported in the REWARDS Research Base indicate that the program
provides students with essential decoding preskills, a highly generalizable
strategy for reading longer words—and the practice necessary to read words,
sentences, and passages in various subject areas successfully and

For more information and results data on REWARDS Intermediate Second Edition,
visit or call (800)

About Cambium Learning Group

Cambium Learning Groupis a leading educational solutions and services company
that is committed to helping all students reach their full potential by
providing evidence-based solutions and expert professional services to empower
educators and raise the achievement levels of all students. The company is
composed of four business units: Voyager Learning ( and
Sopris Learning (, Learning A–Z (,
ExploreLearning (, and Kurzweil Educational Systems^®
( Together, these business units provide best-in-class
intervention and supplemental instructional materials; gold-standard
professional development and school-improvement services;breakthrough
technology solutions for online learning and professional support; valid and
reliable assessments; and proven materials to support a positive and safe
school environment. For more information, visit

About Sopris Learning and Voyager 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 visitVoyagerlearning.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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