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Quick Reads

Blueprints Program Rating: Promising

Aims to improve the reading fluency and comprehension of elementary students by utilizing grade-level, high-frequency words that reflect appropriate phonics and syllable patterns.

Initial Training and Technical Assistance

Teachers/tutors should receive a one-day on-site training for the Quick Reads program. The on-site training costs $3,500 which includes trainer travel. Information can be obtained at:

Curriculum and Materials

There is a Teacher Resource Manual and student books. These are usually sold as a classroom package which includes the Teacher Resource Manual, a set of three books for 12 students, the placement guide, the instructional routine card, and a professional development DVD for $397.97.



Other Start-Up Costs


Ongoing Curriculum and Materials

Student books are consumable as students progress through the stages of the program. New books are needed approximately every 6 weeks and cost $161.91 for a set of three for six students ($27 per student). Quick Reads is usually implemented in grades 2 through 5 or 6 with a set of 3 books used in each grade.


The program is implemented by classroom teachers during the regular school day.

Other Implementation Costs


Ongoing Training and Technical Assistance

Not needed.

Fidelity Monitoring and Evaluation

None is available.

Ongoing License Fees



Year One Cost Example

To implement Quick Reads for grades 2-6 in a school with two teachers and classes per grade and a class size of 24, the following costs can be expected.

On-site teacher training including travel
Materials and books for 10 teachers and 240 students.

Total Year One Cost

The cost per student in this example would be $42.96 in the first year of implementation.