Louisiana Readers Succeed with SIPPS

SIPPS: Approved Intensive Reading Intervention, Grades 3–8

To ensure that every classroom has access to high-quality curriculum, the Louisiana Department of Education conducts reviews of instructional materials. These reviews determine the degree of alignment with state content standards; results support school systems in deciding which instructional materials are most appropriate for their students. 

Collaborative Classroom’s SIPPS® program earned a Tier 1 rating on Louisiana’s Foundations of Intensive Reading Interventions for Grades 3–8 list.

A Tier 1 designation signifies that the program exemplifies quality by meeting all non-negotiable criteria and receiving the best possible scores on all indicators of superior quality. Read the Department of Education’s assessment of SIPPS

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Learn About SIPPS

Ranked with Louisiana’s highest “Tier 1: Exemplifies Quality” designation, SIPPS is a research-based intervention program that provides a structured literacy approach to foundational skills through explicit instructional routines.

What Louisiana Educators Say About SIPPS

“SIPPS provides teachers with systematic and strong routines that are scientifically designed for new and struggling readers. I’ve watched my students acquire new skills and grow their confidence in reading with each lesson. The lessons are predictable (user friendly) but still motivating, and lead your students to success.”

–Interventionist, Iberville Parish

“SIPPS is an amazing intervention. As an ESL teacher, I was frustrated with interventions that were not phonics-based. I used SIPPS with a group of older boys having reading difficulties, especially with sight words. The routines and supports help build confidence and skills with phonemes and irregularly spelled words. My students looked forward to our intervention time. I look forward to implementing the intervention with other groups this school year.”

–ESL Teacher, East Baton Rouge Parish Schools

Meet Your Partner in Louisiana: Elizabeth Sens

Elizabeth Sens has more than 14 years of experience in education. A resident of New Orleans, she has taught in the early elementary level in public schools, coached and mentored teachers, provided colleagues with professional development, and provided support and training for literacy coaches across Louisiana. Learn more about Elizabeth.

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