Headsprout provides uniquely adaptive, research-proven online instruction in reading foundations and reading comprehension. Explore our collection of studies to learn more about the research on Headsprout efficacy.
This study examined the role of Headsprout in preschoolers’ language development, including oral language and early literacy.
This randomized controlled trial compared Headsprout to specialized literacy instruction provided by the school.
What are some of the effects of Headsprout on beginning readers? Read this study to find out.
This study examined the effects of Headsprout when used as a supplemental literacy program for beginning readers.
An intensive implementation of Headsprout in special-needs schools evaluated its effectiveness in students with intellectual disabilities.
This case study examined the effects of Headsprout on reading comprehension for students in metropolitan Nashville.
This Headsprout case study included grades K–3 of an elementary school serving predominantly minority students and low-income students.
Focused on intermediate elementary students, this Headsprout case study took place in an urban school identified as underperforming.
This case study examined the school-wide effects of using Headsprout, measured by the state’s assessment for reading.
This white paper addresses research on foundational literacy areas, including key areas identified as critical for emergent readers.
To help students learn from complex informational text, the focus of instruction shifts toward comprehension and analysis of text.
This peer-reviewed article distinguishes between programs claiming to be research-based and those following systematic research protocols.
Learn how task analysis, content analysis, and concept analysis informed the design and development of Headsprout Reading Comprehension.
Find out about fundamental principles (garnered from the learning sciences) behind the design of Headsprout Reading Comprehension.
The analysis of learning types, based on Tiemann and Markle’s categories of learning, is applied to reading comprehension in this paper.
Read this paper for real-life examples of how Headsprout teaches investigative repertoires to answer inferential and vocabulary questions.
This study examined changes in decoding skills for students with Down syndrome using Headsprout at home under parental observation.
This study highlights ways educators can adapt Headsprout to teach foundational reading skills to learners with severe disabilities.
This study evaluated whether Headsprout may be an effective tool for preventing reading difficulties.
This study examined how Headsprout affected reading comprehension skills in fifth-grade students with learning disabilities or ADHD.
This study examined the effects of Headsprout as an early intervention program on students with autism.
This study measured the oral reading fluency of students at risk for developmental dyslexia before, during, and after using Headsprout.
This study compared baseline levels (before Headsprout) of off-task behavior and oral reading fluency to levels during Headsprout use.