Introducing Read for Success, an evidence-based program designed to improve reading proficiency and combat summer learning loss – a contributing factor to the achievement gap.

Tested over two years among 33,000 students from 16 states as part of an Innovative Approaches to Literacy grant from the U.S. Department of Education, RIF’s reading program helped reverse the trend of summer learning loss for more than half the participating students in the study. In addition, 57% of students saw gains in reading proficiency when tested from spring to fall. 

Read for Success is centered around motivating children to read by providing access to high-quality classroom book collections, summer books for students to choose and own, enriching STEAM-themed (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics) classroom activities, professional development for teachers and parent engagement.

For 50 years, RIF has proven that getting good books into the hands of children to read and own makes a huge difference in reading outcomes. Good books, in addition to classroom enrichment activities and teacher support, improves outcomes even more.

Read for Success is ideal for school systems, classrooms and community organizations looking to improve reading proficiency across a broad spectrum of students. It’s a road map to promote systemic change in communities and help children become better readers.