One hour of one-on-one is better than six hours of classroom teaching.
Eckwall & Shanker, 1988
“Before RST, I was having a lot of trouble understanding what I was reading and I would have to go back and re-read everything to try to understand it better. I would sometimes get frustrated with myself. I was making straight As but I was working much too hard to get those good grades.”
Jen, Grade 8, IB Program
“It makes it even harder for you to have a good life. Sometimes, you just want to sit in a box and cry.”
James, Grade 5
“I highly recommend RST to all public schools who have used a variety of other reading interventions but have not seen the kind of results we have seen utilizing RST”
Lynn Wicker, retired Director of the Florida State University Lab School
Gains are not good enough
“You should continue to offer RST to other students because it helps a lot. It makes a huge difference. It’s life changing, honestly, in a huge way.”
Sadie, Grade 11, 2015
“I feel great now because, before RST, I thought I would be like this forever.”
Anna, Grade 6
It is possible to delay or deny students academic success with mismatched methods.