Our Lives Change, Too: From Fast ForWord® Skeptic to Believer

Dec 21, 2010 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
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After Special Ed. diagnostician Cory Armes saw students achieve dramatic results with Fast ForWord software, she went from skeptic to believer and left her teaching job to work for the company that makes the product.

What Makes Superman So Great? Closing the Achievement Gap

Dec 14, 2010 by Terri Zezula
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Reducing the achievement gap at St. Mary Parish Public Schools was a natural result of district-wide success with Fast ForWord® and Reading Assistant™ products

Creating Reading Intention to Improve Reading Comprehension Skills in Students

Oct 26, 2010 by Terri Zezula
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Improve reading comprehension skills in students by priming your reader’s brain. Discover reading comprehension strategies that allow your reader to experience a text with intent.

Early Learning Success Leads to a Leg Up in Life

Oct 7, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
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Early learning experiences such as kindergarten and preschool education pay off for kids.  Children who participate in a preschool program are more likely to graduate from high school and college. 

Results from a “Gold Standard Study” Show Significant Student Gains in Language and Literacy Skills

Sep 22, 2010 by Logan De Ley
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A study conducted in Western Australia  using a randomized controlled trial design showed that students who used the Fast ForWord products made significantly greater language and literacy gains than students who did not use the Fast ForWord products.

One Half Year Increase in One Month with Reading Assistant

Aug 25, 2010 by Melissa Agocs
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In a one-month intensive summer school program in 2009, students in Marion County Schools in West Virginia worked on the Reading Assistant program and saw growth of 68 points on the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI), more than half the expected yearly gain of 100 to 120 points.

Building Unstructured Play Into the Structure of Each Day

Aug 20, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
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Even with the understanding of the importance of unstructured play for healthy development, we find it challenging--both as parents and educators--to make that time. But we can and we must, so here are a few ideas just to get you started.

Over 45% Relative Improvement in Students Reaching Proficiency

Aug 18, 2010 by Melissa Agocs
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In four years, the percent of fourth graders in the district performing at or above Basic on the initial LEAP ELA test increased impressively from 53% to 78%, starting out far below the state average and then exceeding it.

Broward County, FL: “Fast ForWord has made me a more confident learner.”

Aug 10, 2010 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
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In this video, Broward County School District staff and students share their thoughts about working with Fast ForWord software to build confidence and improve school test scores.

Musical Training and Cognitive Abilities

Aug 5, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
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The debate over musical training and its benefits for the development of early cognitive abilities have raged now for almost two decades. Can classical music transform children into smarter, more effective learners?

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