New, on demand platform provides instant access to easy-to-use resources, tools and reports, all designed to maximize educator effectiveness
Senior Vice President of Marketing
Scientific Learning Corporation
Chief Financial Officer
Scientific Learning Corporation
Oakland, Calif. — Feb. 21, 2012 — Schools looking to improve the academic achievement of all students will soon have an easier way to accelerate learning in school and at home. The new MySciLEARN™ on demand platform from Scientific Learning Corp. (NASDAQ:SCIL) gives educators and students a quick way to access its proven, research-based educational software products anytime, anywhere. In addition, the platform provides a single access point for easy-to-use student gain reports and training resources, all designed to save time and maximize the effectiveness of administrators, teachers and reading coaches.
Scientific Learning launched the MySciLEARN web-based platform with the Fast ForWord® program. Reading Assistant™ software will be available through the new portal this spring. Using the on demand platform, schools can instantly access all levels of the Fast ForWord Language series, Fast ForWord Reading series, and Fast ForWord Literacy series, and will soon be able to access all of the current Reading Assistant content pack collections from kindergarten through grade 12. When available on the MySciLEARN platform, Reading Assistant will be a personalized reading tutor available to any student, on demand. With Reading Assistant, students receive individualized reading coaching every time they use the program, through real-time corrective feedback enabled by patented speech-recognition technology.
With no physical disks to install on individual student computers, schools can use the MySciLEARN web-based platform to rapidly deploy the software programs and get up and running quickly. It is scalable for any size district and supports a variety of implementations, from one student to thousands of students in classrooms, before- and after-school programs, and at home. To accelerate the impact of the software, the MySciLEARN portal includes a new SciLearnU training site, with self-paced training programs, instructional resources and tools to enhance educators’ daily practice.
The MySciLEARN platform also offers new performance reports at the district, school, group, and individual student levels to improve data-driven decision making. Enhanced report designs feature graphical depictions of trends, at-a-glance data summaries, and icons highlighting both good and poor performance. In addition, a new auto-assign tool can automatically place each student in the appropriate Fast ForWord product, which saves time and allows teachers and coaches to provide more individual focus on students.
“MySciLEARN makes it easier than ever for schools and districts to access the proven benefits of the Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant family of products, anytime and anywhere,” said Andy Myers, president and chief executive officer. “With a freshly designed, intuitive user interface, the on demand platform brings all the tools educators need together in one place, providing easy access to training, reports, resources, product updates, and more. Plus, students can now access our products from home to extend their learning and achieve results even more quickly.”
About Scientific Learning Corp.
We accelerate learning by applying proven research on how the brain learns. Scientific Learning’s results are demonstrated in over 250 research studies and protected by over 55 patents. Learners can realize achievement gains of up to two years in as little as three months and maintain an accelerated rate of learning even after the programs end.
Today, learners have used over 3 million Scientific Learning software products. We provide our offerings directly to parents, K–12 schools and learning centers, and in more than 40 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.scientificlearning.com or call toll-free 888-810-0250.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbor created by the federal securities laws. Such statements include, among others, statements relating to the expected future release of the Reading Assistant software on the MySciLEARN platform. Such statements are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results may differ materially as a result of many factors, including but not limited to: unexpected challenges or costs in product development; sales levels achieved by the Company, the acceptance of new products and product changes; personnel changes; and other risks detailed in the Company's SEC reports, including but not limited to the Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2011 (Part II, Item 1A, Risk Factors), filed November 4, 2011. The Company disclaims any obligation to update information contained in these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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