Degree Date


Document Type

Dissertation - NLU Access

Degree Name

Ed.D. Doctor of Education

Academic Discipline

Educational Leadership

First Advisor

James L. Schott, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Daniel C. Buckman, Ed.D.

Third Advisor

Tamara K. Cornwell, Ed.D.


The Reading Hill Public School District (pseudonym) has implemented the READ 180 intervention program for three years without achieving the desired academic success in two Title I middle schools with Level 1 students, struggling to read. The district then stopped requiring its use. In this study, I assessed the implementation of READ 180 and provided recommendations for future use of the program. I collected quantitative and qualitative data from selected participants to help me formulate a policy to determine the essential components of an effective reading intervention program. I also identified a change plan and policy to guide all future reading program selections.