Our mission at Halifax Learning is to provide evidence-based programs that deliver effective, sustainable results to all students, regardless of learning differences. Halifax Learning invests in ongoing research to further enhance program delivery. The documents sited below are research supporting the effectiveness of our Gold-Standard, reading intervention program, SpellRead spanning from 2003-2017. This library showcases the effectiveness of not only the SpellRead program, but also the expert delivery model and track record of student success achieved by the team at Halifax Learning.
For a comprehensive overview of the SpellRead program, download our free White Paper. The White paper describes how we bridge the oral language–written language to develop reading, writing and spelling skills.
By Dr. Jamie Metsala (MSVU), and Margaret David (Cole Harbour Foundation)
The FCRR identified SpellRead as a scientifically based reading intervention program, identifying the following strengths, among others:
Schools spend significant funds and resources on programs, products, and services that aim to improve reading skills. Yet there is little research evidence on what interventions work best, and for whom. To carry out this evaluation, Mathematica collaborated with the Florida Center for Reading Research, the American Institutes for Research, the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, and the Haan Foundation for Children. More information can be found here: https://www.mathematica.org/our-publications-and-findings/projects/power4kids