Passport Reading Journeys® is for students in grades 6–12 who are reading one to three years below grade level and have varied needs, including English language learners. This research-based reading intervention
solution focuses on engaging and motivating students with age-appropriate instruction and content that includes real-world relevant, captivating Expedition themes and technology components that support and enhance instruction.
With Passport Reading Journeys, students receive sequenced skills, immediate feedback, and opportunities for focused review and guided practice. The engaging, high-interest passages in Expeditions motivate students to read more complex content,
moving them to grade-level reading comprehension.
Dynamic platform for teachers to instruct, assign, communicate, and review assessment data
Engaging video segments moderated by peers and interactive, student-centered online technology components
Informative age-appropriate, high-interest content, and instruction with activities focused on career and real-world learning
Teacher flexibility to provide whole-group instruction, leveled small-group instruction, leveled guided independent practice
To review results for Passport Reading Journeys, the data for the 2014–2015 school year were pulled from VPORT®, the Voyager Sopris Learning data management system. During the 2014–2015 school year, 3,726 students
were rostered in Passport Reading Journeys. These students were from 14 states, 26 districts, and 73 schools. Students who had all three Reading Benchmark scores were included in this analysis.
A systemwide analysis was conducted of students receiving Passport Reading Journeys instruction during a six-year cohort period (2006–2007 through 2011–2012). This analysis included students from 42 states and 337 districts in grades
6–9. The Lexile® growth experienced by students enabled them to increase their academic vocabulary and domain knowledge as well as increasing their complexity of the text.
Leslie Sanchez, Reading/Language Arts Teacher, Doral Academy Preparatory School, Miami-Dade, FL.
“Reading is the nucleus of everything— of science, of social studies, and of reading itself. It just encompasses so much. With Passport Reading Journeys, students forget that they’ are learning, so the motivation
is very high. I truly believe this program will help many children become adults with greater opportunities.”
Mario Acosta, Principal, PFC Robert P. Hernandez Middle School, Round Rock Independent School District, TX
“We are seeing years’ worth of Lexile gaps being closed in a semester’s worth of time.”
Dr. Donald Deshler, Director of the Center for Reading and Learning University of Kansas
“The greatest strength of Passport Reading Journeys is that it encapsulates key content areas into the program, from recognizing the need to engage teens in the learning process to scaffolding instruction.”
We are committed to a long-term partnership with every district that implements our solutions. Each implementation support plan is individually crafted with school and/or district administrators to meet specific needs, including making explicit connections
to state standards and/or the CCSS. Districts can choose from a menu of training and support options including in-person, online, or a combination of both.