System 44 Next Generation is a comprehensive reading intervention program designed for the most challenged older, struggling readers. It systematically leads students through a customized path to learn each of the 44 sounds of the English language and the letters or letter combinations that create those sounds. The program also adapts itself to each student’s skills, so some students may move through the scope and sequence quickly; other students may repeatedly focus on certain topics.
Students are placed in System 44 Next Generation based on their performance in the Scholastic Phonics Inventory (SPI). Students who are predecoders are placed in Series 1 so that they focus on all foundational skills, including basic consonant and vowel sounds. Students who are beginning decoders are placed in Series 4, allowing them to bypass the foundational skills of which they have shown mastery. Students who demonstrate decoding proficiency are placed in READ 180® Next Generation.