Kruidenier Education Consulting
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Welcome to Kruidenier Education Consulting (KEC) and KEC Tutoring. We are dedicated to assisting children and adults in improving their literacy skills. Reading and writing are critical to success throughout life and evidenced-based approaches to improving these skills have proven to be the most successful means for doing so. In addition to providing direct services to individuals, KEC also offers a number of consulting services for schools and organizations. Please read through our website for details on all our services.

Meantime, take a moment to read our current post. We will be updating our blog regularly to keep you abreast of what's happening at KEC as well as tips for parents on supporting children experiencing literacy challenges, adults who may need assistance in these areas and news and information as it relates to findings and advances in the field.

Author: John Kruidenier
Date: 9/30/13
A recent study of a comprehensive reading intervention for adults in the Minnesota STAR program suggests that evidence-based approaches for teaching reading to adults with low literacy skills (reading between 4.0 to 8.9 grade level equivalency) lead to greater success than programs based on less rigorous approaches ( Minnesota STAR Project: Meeting the Needs of Struggling Adult Readers). The STAR program was based on research evidence gathered by John Kruidenier and his colleagues, reported in two government publications Research-Based Principles for Adult Basic Education Reading Instruction and . . .