Sylvan’s Individualized Reading program uses SylvanSync technology to engage students in increasingly challenging learning activities that are presented on an iPad. Individualized Reading begins with the results from a STAR Reading assessment.

The STAR test provides a measure of a student’s academic mastery level.

The SylvanSync technology uses the STAR results and other student-specific information to create a unique learning plan for each student. The technology then ensures that a teacher has just the right content to address each student’s immediate skill needs during a lesson.

Students periodically take additional STAR assessments to measure progress and to determine if additional adjustments are needed for their individual learning plans.

The program content is aligned to state and college and career-readiness standards, and is designed to be used by Sylvan teachers to:

  • Teach skills directly to each student 
  • Give students critical opportunities for guided and independent practice  
  • Evaluate each student’s level of mastery

Learn more about the science behind Sylvan’s Individualized Reading program.

Learn more about Sylvan’s use of STAR Reading.

Sample lessons for the Individualized Reading program.

Learn more about the academic impact of Sylvan's Targeted Intervention Programs.

Learn more about tutor training and professional development.