Project MORE, Mentoring in Ohio for Reading Excellence, is a scientifically based reading research volunteer reading mentoring project for students with disabilities, that has demonstrated statistically significant reading results since 1999. Independent research findings consistently report students with specific learning disabilities make month for month reading level gains when they are 1:1 reading mentored four times/week for 30 minutes. Project MORE is coordinated by the Putnam County Educational Service Center and funded by the Ohio Department of Education's Office for Exceptional Children.
Project MORE's Scientifically Based Reading Research is published in the December 2007 issue of Council for Exceptional Childrens Division on Developmental Disabilities "Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities Journal". Click here to download PDF
Project MORE's mission is to significantly improve the reading levels of Ohio's students with disabilities and students at-risk for reading failure using 1:1 volunteer reading mentoring.
Cost to Participate
There is no cost for a school to attend Project MORE's Initial and Follow Up Trainings and each new school receives 2 Training Manuals needed to implement the program. Project MORE holds trainings in different regions throughout the year. All schools are required to purchase an annual license for the reading mentoring materials for every 36 students mentored. Additional costs include having access to/using: copier, computer with internet connection, printer, mentoring folders, mentoring station supplies, file cabinet, etc. The basic cost, beyond in-house personnel, for an established reading mentoring program is less than $1/mentor hour.