Research has identified that four components—alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension—are essential in how reading develops and in the reading process.

WIOA requires ABE programs to provide explicit and systematic instruction in these four essential components to adult learners of all levels.

EBRI is a method for teaching the four components that has been proven to increase the reading achievement of adult learners. STAR is an example of an EBRI program created for students at GLE 4-8. Our STAR page contains an overview of the STAR initiative in Massachusetts, and links to related resources.

Find other useful information and linked materials on the ACLS page for EBRI.

Topic Area: 
ABE
ELA
STAR
Media Type: 
Document
Resource Type: 
Resource
PD Center: 
ELA