— Effective Reading or Not?
Reading Comprehension Tests — What’s the Matter with My Student?
You ask, “Why can’t my child better understand what he’s reading?”
The dreaded “Reading Comprehension Tests!” If you are a parent with a child in third grade or above, you know the pain. No matter how much your child reads quietly before bed each night, it seems that he or she struggles with the reading comprehension tests at school. Why is that? Is it laziness? Is it noise and diversions while reading? Are the questions on the reading comprehension tests too ambiguous?
Reading comprehension is the critical link to effective and productive reading throughout our lives. At LearningRx, we understand that reading comprehension is a direct byproduct of reading fluency. Without fluency, students are stuck decoding words, rather than grasping what the words really mean.
Reading Comprehension Tests — What’s the Solution for My Student?
Reading comprehension tests are designed to do one thing: Assess whether students understand what they’re reading.
Reading comprehension tests ask the question, “Are students processing a written passage in a meaningful way?”
A series of major studies in the last ten years confirm the low level of reading comprehension among American students. These studies also indicate that as many as 85% of students testing low in these reading assessments have weak underlying cognitive skills such as auditory and visual processing. Therefore, for most students struggling with reading comprehension tests, instruction in so-called “comprehension techniques” won’t do much good. Rather, it’s necessary to take a step back and revisit the core mental skills in a student’s cognitive toolbox. If there are weaknesses in any of the foundational skills, they need to be targeted and strengthened first.
LearningRx has spent the last two decades with thousands of kids. The results are very clear:
“Reading comprehension is the direct byproduct of reading fluency. Reading fluency is the direct result of strong cognitive skills such as attention, auditory analysis, sound blending, sound segmenting, memory, processing speed, and visualization. Therefore, the only practical place to start when tackling weak reading comprehension is strengthening cognitive skills at the fundamental level. We have the dramatic resultsto prove it!”
— Dr. Ken Gibson, Founder and President, LearningRxReading Comprehension Tests — Take the Jump to Effective Reading!
At LearningRx, we understand the importance of reading comprehension tests. Simply, they reveal whether a student is taking the jump from elementary reading to effective reading. We also recognize that many students who struggle with reading comprehension will only succeed once they’ve returned to the cognitive basics. Based on nearly 20 years of research, testing, and training, we know how to isolate and strengthen cognitive skill weaknesses through intense training with our students. In fact, student-readers using the LearningRx program are averaging over 4.5 years of reading skills improvement in less than six months of cognitive skills training!
When you’re ready to see your child excel on reading comprehension tests, please contact a LearningRx Center near you. We’ll share everything we know about reading assessment and cognitive skills training. We’ll show you how our programs can increase your child’s reading achievement and reading enjoyment — for a lifetime!
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