What Is a Developmental Reading Program?

A developmental reading program is for students who are having trouble with reading at an age-appropriate level and who need assistance with comprehending what they read, recognizing words and reading fluently. These programs are available for elementary and secondary school students as well as those who need reading intervention before attending college. Learning to improve the student's writing is another skill commonly taught in a developmental reading program.

Students in a developmental reading program typically receive individual or group tutoring and take assessments to examine their progress.

One example of such a developmental reading program is the Read Right Basic Reading program, which has online and in-school options. This program uses a special collection of digital books that help students develop their reading skills, and students also receive tutoring.