Research Basis for All Aboard Phonics
All Aboard Learning began as Oxford Learning Solutions and has been a research-based organisation since 2008.
We have collated different strands of research into the causes of reading impairment from different domains of the research community, in order to get a global view of the possible causes of reading difficulty. We have discovered nine possible independent reasons why a child might be frustrated by reading.
Using that knowledge, we began building reading intervention resources in 2008 and testing them with thousands of learners. We tracked each learner individually, working with them individually around the world over the internet and learning from that experience.
That knowledge has now been compiled into our classroom resources for All Aboard Phonics.
The resources used in All Aboard Phonics are therefore unique and get unmatched results in the classroom as a result. This can be seen in the results detailed in the RCT below.
Randomised Control Trial
The Open University collected data in six London schools between October 2011 and June 2013, through a randomized control trial (RCT). Results show that children who were on average 2 years behind in reading age caught up to the national standard within 120 lessons.
That’s an average gain of 2 years in 4-6 months of daily lessons. You can see the published article in the Journal of Research in Reading. In 2019 it was shortlisted for an award for exemplary literacy research.
We have taken research and opinions from a full range of academics, educationalists and other specialists. The methodology and tools we use combine this with our own research.
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