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American Reading Company

Located in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, American Reading Company is an educational services provider serving more than 4,000 PreK–12 classrooms in 50 states, partnering with districts across the country since 1998 to foster improved literacy proficiency, self-esteem, and confidence in young readers. The company’s curricular solutions and professional development are designed to ensure that every student is reading and writing on or above grade level.

At the heart of its solutions, American Reading Company has compiled a comprehensive, state-of-the-art book database of more than 100,000 titles representing more than 250 publishers. All of these texts have been quantitatively and qualitatively leveled using American Reading Company’s standards-aligned formative assessment framework for teaching and learning, the Independent Reading Level Assessment Framework (IRLA®). Large school districts such as New York, Boston, Washington, DC, and Baltimore use American Reading Company’s deep book knowledge to customize classroom collections that support the implementation of rigorous college and career readiness standards in ELA.

The company has also developed thematically based curriculum materials (RESEARCH LABS®) built on its vast knowledge of books and readers, Reading by First Grade solutions, performance management software for districts, teachers, and students (SchoolPace®), and a digital book platform (Bookshelf). ARC Press publishes more than 400 titles for beginning readers in both English and Spanish.


How American Reading Company Supports Implementation of LDC Tools

American Reading Company is proud to partner with LDC to deliver high quality professional learning experiences that develop educators’ capacity to implement rigorous Common Core instruction from Kindergarten through 12th grade.  Our Executive Coaches routinely work with school- and district-level leadership teams and teachers to ensure that both adult and student learning outcomes are achieved. ARC professional development typically incorporates a gradual release model, starting out with a workshop, moving into grade group meetings, then into “fishbowl” demonstration lessons, and finally into 1:1 support as needed.


Experience With LDC

American Reading Company started its work with LDC in 2012 when it began supporting several large district implementations through the provision of texts and resources aligned with LDC modules. In the fall of 2014, American Reading Company and LDC began working together directly in order to deliver high quality professional learning experiences designed to ensure the successful implementation of LDC CoreTools.



American Reading Company Teams Up with Literacy Design Collaborative to Provide Professional Development Services Nationwide.
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To learn how American Reading Company supports LDC implementation, contact:
Megan Maloney, Chief Academic Officer
(866) 810-2665

Twitter  @AmericanReading

American Reading Company
201 S. Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(866) 810-2665

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