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By providing intervention, we mean that Passport Learning® intervenes in a student’s regular reading instruction. It comes along side of the student’s existing instruction and targets their specific needs. Intervention is not intended to replace reading instruction.
Acceleration does not mean “speed reading.” Instead it is intended to distinguish Passport Learning®’s methods from those of remedial programs. Remediation starts with the first area of difficulty and laboriously moves through a long process of re-teaching all areas of reading. Acceleration, in contrast, targets the specific need of each child, provides pinpoint instruction, and moves quickly through the areas of challenge.
Automaticity is the development of a response from the student that does not require deliberate attention to basic reading elements. Passport Learning®’s methodology measures automaticity by measuring a student’s accuracy and speed in responding to a series of computerized exercises. By developing automaticity, students are then able to concentrate on comprehension rather than the mechanics of reading.