Reports showing improvement on State Tests

Amarillo Independent School District, TX

After using Fast ForWord products, students at Palo Duro High School, in the Amarillo Independent School District in Amarillo, TX, improved significantly in reading skills on the TAKS.
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Anne Arundel County Public Schools, MD

Struggling students who used Fast ForWord products followed by direct instruction made significant improvements in their MSA scores, with most reaching proficient reading levels.
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Ashtabula Area City School District, OH

54% of students from five different elementary schools improved their OAT Reading Levels.
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Bay District Schools, FL

Sixth through eighth graders in Florida achieved significant gains in reading skills on the FCAT after participation on the Fast ForWord products.
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Boone County School District, KY (Reading Assistant)

High school students in Kentucky improve ACT Reading scores after Reading Assistant use.
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California Standards Test

Improved language and math performance on the California Standards Test.
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Clarke County School District, GA

Fast ForWord continues to help students in Clarke County, GA reach and maintain proficiency.
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Cobb County School District, GA

Elementary school students in a large urban school district in Marietta, Georgia, significantly improved their reading skills on the SRI and BLT after Fast ForWord use.
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Craven County Schools, NC

Students using Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant products out perform comparison on North Carolina End-of-Grade or End-of-Course tests (EOG or EOC).
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Dallas Independent School District, TX (Diverse Students)

A diverse group of Dallas students improved assessment test scores in a variety of subjects, including reading and math. Tests administered include TAAS, TPRI, SAT-9, and Aprenda.
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Dallas Independent School District, TX (Longitudinal)

A four year longitudinal study demonstrated that following Fast ForWord participation, students in the Dallas Independent School District in Dallas, TX improved their TAKS reading achievement significantly and maintained their improved skills.
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Danville Area School District, PA

Longitudinal analyses indicated that the Fast ForWord participants continued to learn at an accelerated rate, with 64% improving their reading achievement on the PSSA by one or more levels the following year.
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Deer Valley Unified School District, AZ

79% of Arizona English language learners improved one or more proficiency levels on the AZELLA after using Fast ForWord products.
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Downingtown Area School District, PA

PA schools see increase in PSSA Reading Level after Fast ForWord use.
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Edgewood Independent School District, TX

Hispanic students in the Edgewood Independent School District, TX demonstrated significant gains in reading comprehension and reading accuracy after Fast ForWord participation. Tests administered include the TPRIand Tejas LEE.
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EOG Reading Progress Indicator Correlation Study

Reading Progress Indicator correlates positively with North Carolina's End-of-Grade Reading Test.
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Eustace Independent School District, TX

First graders in the Eustace Independent School District were reading at grade level and 84% of students were reading at an accuracy level of 'Independent' on the TPRI after Fast ForWord participation.
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Everett Public Schools, MA

Fast ForWord participants in Massachusetts make significant gains in MCAS high stakes reading tests following product use.
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Everett Public Schools, MA

Longitudinal analyses show students maintained significant improvements in MCAS scores for at least two years.
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Everett Public Schools, MA

66% of Fast ForWord participants in Everett Public Schools increased their MCAS Reading scores.
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Everett Public Schools, MA - MEPA

Sixty-nine percent of students with limited English improved performance on the MEPA after using Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant products.
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Everett Public Schools, MA - MCAS

A longitudinal study of students who used Fast ForWord products showed a net increase in MCAS achievement level by 44% of the students.
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FCAT Reading Progress Indicator Correlation Study

Reading Progress Indicator predicts success on FCAT 2.0
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Flushing Community Schools, MI

Schools in Flushing, Michigan see reduced numbers of non-proficient students in elementary school after Fast ForWord use.
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Grainger County School District, TN

Fifth and sixth graders in Tennessee significantly outperformed a comparison group on the Terra Nova CTBS assessments of reading and language skills after Fast ForWord use.
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Grand Forks Public Schools, ND

On average, after Fast ForWord participation, students made statistically significant improvements in their reading skills and academic achievement.
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Grand Prairie, TX

Following Reading Assistant use, 22% more students reach Texas reading standard.
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Hamilton County School District, TN

Elementary school students in Tennessee made substantial academic gains after Fast ForWord use, with 90% of participants meeting state performance standards on the TCAP in reading.
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Harlandale Independent School District, TX

Language and early reading skills increased significantly for students on the Terra Nova Survey Plus in Harlandale, Texas.
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Hempfield School District, PA

Fast ForWord participants from the Hempfield School District identified as receiving special education services achieved significant gains in reading skills as measured by the SAT-9.
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Hoke County Schools, NC

North Carolina students beat expectations on North Carolina's End-of-Grade test (EOG).
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Joshua Independent School District, TX

After Fast ForWord use, elementary school students in Texas significantly improved their academic skills as measured by the STAR Reading assessment.
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Lafayette Parish School System, LA

Louisiana students made significant gains in language arts skills on the LEAP 21 following Fast ForWord use.
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Lafourche Parish Public Schools, LA

After Fast ForWord participation, students in Louisiana made significant gains in English Language Arts on the LEAP and outperformed their district peers.
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Lafourche Parish Public Schools, LA

Pilot study students in Lafourche, LA, pass the GEE after Fast ForWord participation.
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Lake Wales, FL

Florida Charter school increases percent of Proficient readers by 33%
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Lamar County School District, MS

Mississippi students meet state standards for reading proficiency on the MCT after using Fast ForWord products.
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Lawrence Public Schools, MA

Longitudinal study shows Fast ForWord participants in Lawrence, MA, outperformed a comparison group and 50% more improved performance level on the MCAS.
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Lawrence Public Schools, MA

Longitudinal study shows benefits as Fast ForWord participants continue to make gains on the MAP.
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Manchester City School District, TN

Students in Manchester, Tennessee, significantly exceeded expected scores on the Terra Nova Language and Reading subtests.
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MAP Reading Progress Indicator Correlation Study

Reading Progress Indicator predicts success on the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress test.
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Marion County, FL

60% of Fast ForWord participants in middle and high schools in Marion County make Annual Learning Gains.
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Marion County, WV

Students show a one-half year increase in reading on the SRI after a one-month summer program using Reading Assistant.
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Merrillville Community School Corporation, IN

After using Fast ForWord products, students at Merrillville made statistically significant improvements on their ISTEP+ scores.
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Miami-Dade County Public Schools, FL

Low-performing students in Florida made significant improvements in reading achievement on the FCAT after using the Fast ForWord products.
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Milford City School District, CT

Elementary school students in Connecticut significantly improved their reading achievement as measured by the DRP after Fast ForWord use.
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Miller Place Union Free School District, NY

After moderate Fast ForWord use, 18% of students improve performance level on NYS ELA
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Murray County Schools, GA

Students at high risk of failing the Georgia high school exit exams passed the English language arts and Writing exams after proactively using Fast ForWord products.
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Oregon City School District, OH

Third and fourth graders in a study significantly improved their reading achievement after Fast ForWord use; two-thirds of the students improved their performance on the Ohio state assessment by one or more levels.
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Osceola County School District, FL

Reading scores on the Florida State Assessment went up significantly for a group of students receiving special education services.
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Pacifica School District, CA

Low-performing students in Pacifica, California made significant improvements in language and reading skills as measured by the SAT-9 after using Fast ForWord products.
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Palmyra Area School District, PA

Thirty-four percent of Fast ForWord participants improve reading achievement on the PSSA.
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Pawhuska Independent School District, OK

Pawhuska Independent School District, OK Third-graders' scores on the TerraNova Survey Plus improved 60% more than comparison group after using Fast ForWord to Reading 3.
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Perrysburg Exempted Village Schools, OH

Second graders in the Perrysburg Exempted Village Schools who used Fast ForWord products improved their reading fluency more than those who did not use the products, as measured by the DIBELS.
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Petal School District, MS

Third through eighth graders in Mississippi made significant gains on the MCT after participation on the Fast ForWord products.
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Pocatello/Chubbuck School District #25, ID

Idaho students had significant gains in reading achievement following Fast ForWord use, with 40% of participants meeting state performance standards in reading on the ISAT.
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Pocatello/Chubbuck School District #25, ID (Longitudinal)

Students in Idaho made significant gains in reading achievement on the ISAT and continued to show improvement up to 18 months after Fast ForWord product use.
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Pocatello/Chubbuck School District #25, ID (Middle and High School Students)

Middle and high school students in the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25 who used Fast ForWord products significantly improved in reading achievement and had above average gains on the ISAT.
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Poteau School District, OK

After Fast ForWord use, students in Oklahoma gained an average of ten months in reading ability and increased their reading rate by 57% as measured by the DIBELS
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Raymore Peculiar School District, MO

Raymore Peculiar School District students make significant improvements on the MAP and Terra Nova Reading Tests.
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Redlands Unified School District, CA

Students in Redlands Unified School District who used Fast ForWord products outperformed their district peers in measures of academic achievement on the CSTs.
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Sampson County Schools, NC

Fast ForWord students in North Carolina had 19% greater gain on End of Grade (EOG) exams than the district average for students in comparable grades.
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Springfield City School District, OH

Fast ForWord participants from Springfield City School District significantly outperformed a comparison group in reading ability on the OPT.
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St. Charles Parish Public Schools, LA

Academic achievement of 4th graders improved after struggling students used Scientific Learning's products; in class-wide implementation, the academic achievement of 6th graders increased following introduction of Scientific Learning's products.
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St. Mary Parish Public School System, LA

The St. Mary Parish Public School System evaluated the impact of Fast ForWord products on gifted students, who improved their RPI and LEAP scores after using the products.
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St. Mary Parish Public School System

After using Fast ForWord products, for the first time in a decade, the St. Mary Parish School District exceeded the state average for the percentage of fourth graders reading at or above the Basic level.
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St. Mary Parish Public School System, LA

Improved longitudinal achievement in St. Mary Parish Public Schools, Louisiana.
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St. Mary Parish Public School System, LA

In a longitudinal study, academic achievement of 4th graders improved after district-wide implementation of Scientific Learning's products, surpassing the achievement of students across the state on LEAP ELA test.
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Todd County School District, SD (Elementary School Students)

Fourth graders in South Dakota had higher oral reading fluency rates on the DIBELS than a comparison group and greater accuracy on grade-appropriate material after using the Fast ForWord products.
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University Heights City School District, Ohio

Students who used Fast ForWord products improved 89% more in their reading achievement compared to students who did not use the products until the following year.
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Warren County Schools, NC

Fast ForWord participants in the Warren County Schools improve more in reading skills on the End of Grade (EOG) exams than their district peers.
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Washington Local School District, OH

Students in Ohio made significant gains in reading achievement, with 86% improving one or more levels on the OAT after participating in Fast ForWord products.
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Washington Local School District, OH (Sequential Product Use - Elementary School)

Seventy percent of Fast ForWord participants in the Washington Local School District of Ohio reach reading proficiency as measured by the OAT.
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Waterford Public Schools, CT

Longitudinal study shows Fast ForWord participants in Waterford, CT, made significant gains on the CMT DRP and maintained them one year later.
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West Jefferson Hills School District, PA

Pennsylvania school sees reading achievement jump for Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant participants.
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West Jefferson Hills School District, PA

Middle school students improved reading proficiency levels 84% on the PSSA after using Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant products.
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Williamsport Area School District, PA

After Fast ForWord use, students in Pennsylvania significantly improved their reading skills and achieved their benchmark goal in oral reading fluency, as measured by the DIBELS.
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Worcester County Public School District, MD

The number of students attaining the Proficient level on the MSA doubled among students who used Fast ForWord products
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Worcester Public Schools, MA

Fast ForWord helps students classified as LEP, Special Education, General Education with their Reading achievement.
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