2006 to 2008

READ KY was a three-year pilot study designed to test the impact of a technology-based approach to reading instruction on adults who have literacy skills below the fifth-grade equivalency level. The five pilot programs were distributed across the Commonwealth: one metropolitan, two urban and two rural. Two different delivery models were chosen to test a technology-centered instructional model.  One model used technology alone for instruction with a facilitator providing technical and administrative support.  The other model had trained reading instructors supplement the technology.  Outcomes for each model were compared.


Goldstein, B. (2008). READ KY. A report prepared for the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development.

Lead Researchers: 
Dr. Beth Goldstein, University of Kentucky