Gifted and Talented Students Demonstrate Improved Reading Achievement after Using Fast ForWord ProductsOct 8, 2010
A study at St. Mary Parish Public School System, LA, in 2009-2010 found that reading achievement increased for gifted and talented students who used Fast ForWord products.
In 2008, Scientific Learning introduced a major update to Fast ForWord Language – our award-winning flagship product. This update enabled students to make the same reading gain in half the time.
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.
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.
A Nevada DOE report on SB185 concludes that Fast ForWord products increased student reading achievement by an average of 22.2 percentage points, the largest average impact of all programs reviewed.
MAP results for 98 middle school students who used Fast ForWord products in Westfield, IN, showed, on average, statistically significant gains in their language arts, math, and reading skills.