Let’s Close the Literacy Gap

More than 60% of American fourth-graders are not proficient readers.  Between third and fourth grade, a child transitions from learning to read, to reading to learn.  Without the strong foundation of basic literacy skills, a child falls further and further behind.  85% of children in the juvenile court system are not literate. 75% of children who read poorly at age 9 will struggle to read for the rest of their lives. Learn more about our solution

 

Because nothing matters more to our children, our society, our future …

 

Literacy: An Essential Building Block

Students who do not read proficiently by the end of third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a diploma. Struggling readers are disproportionately low-income students and students of color, and both the literacy and achievement gaps are vast. 

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The Mighty Doodle™ Learning Program

Based on the scientifically proven Orton Gillingham methodology, the Literacy Matters Foundation Learning Program — Mighty Doodle™ — uses leading-edge technology to provide engaging, child-friendly literacy instruction in a gamified lesson format delivered on an iPad.  Students using Mighty Doodle™ achieved 4x better reading scores on MAP standardized test results in just four months.

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Early Identification and Analytics

Built-in metrics monitor students’ progress and adapt curricula to meet emerging needs. Our real-time tracking helps provides teachers with daily reporting that flag potential learning differences, allowing for earlier intervention.

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Join the Movement

Whether you’re an educator, school administrator, family member of a struggling student, or anyone interested in making a gift of resources, you can be a critical part of the solution to closing the literacy gap.

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