Supporting Reading Program (Grades 6-12)

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What is Passport Reading Journeys?

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.

Guided Practice in Key Literacy Strands

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


ESSA evidence level: Strong

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Closing the Gap

Why Passport Reading Journeys?

  • Motivates students to participate in lessons while also building background knowledge
  • Prepares students for high-stakes exams through the use of dynamic, online literacy activities
  • Engages students while building reading skills and helps to close the achievement gap
  • Integrates collaborative learning opportunities through technology integration
  • Provides immediate feedback to teacher and students
  • Inspires students to focus on college and career-readiness goals

Proven Results

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.

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Sustained Results Across the Years

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.

PRJ LEXILE Growth Grades 6-7
PRJ LEXILE Growth Grades 8-9

Build engaged, motivated readers

Training and Support Services

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.

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