Blueprints Program Rating: Promising
Aims to improve the reading fluency and comprehension of elementary students by utilizing grade-level, high-frequency words that reflect appropriate phonics and syllable patterns.
Initial Training and Technical Assistance
Teachers/tutors should receive a one-day on-site training for the Quick Reads program. The on-site training costs $3,500 which includes trainer travel. Information can be obtained at:
Curriculum and Materials
There is a Teacher Resource Manual and student books. These are usually sold as a classroom package which includes the Teacher Resource Manual, a set of three books for 12 students, the placement guide, the instructional routine card, and a professional development DVD for $397.97.
Other Start-Up Costs
Intervention Implementation Costs
Ongoing Curriculum and Materials
Student books are consumable as students progress through the stages of the program. New books are needed approximately every 6 weeks and cost $161.91 for a set of three for six students ($27 per student). Quick Reads is usually implemented in grades 2 through 5 or 6 with a set of 3 books used in each grade.
The program is implemented by classroom teachers during the regular school day.
Other Implementation Costs
Implementation Support and Fidelity Monitoring Costs
Ongoing Training and Technical Assistance
Fidelity Monitoring and Evaluation
None is available.
Ongoing License Fees
Other Cost Considerations
Year One Cost Example
To implement Quick Reads for grades 2-6 in a school with two teachers and classes per grade and a class size of 24, the following costs can be expected.
The cost per student in this example would be $42.96 in the first year of implementation.