When Test Scores Go Up, Do Cognitive Skills Increase?

Dec 2, 2014 by Norene Wiesen

The amount of attention schools devote to improving standardized test scores is controversial. A new study by John Gabrieli at MIT is shedding some light on what’s not being measured. The results are food for thought.

Overcoming Language and Reading Problems: The Promise of Brain Plasticity

Sep 11, 2013 by Martha Burns, Ph.D

Find out how children around the world are rewiring their brains to overcome 'insurmountable' language and reading problems.

How to Create an Effective Summer Learning Program

Feb 12, 2013 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP

Yes, you cancreate an effective summer learning program, and it's easier with technology. Find out what the Rand Corporation's report on summer school recommends.

"What’s in the Common Core, but Missing in Your Curriculum” webinar by Dr. Martha Burns

Jan 29, 2013 by Scott Sterling
In a recent webinar, Dr. Martha Burns discussed how the Common Core State Standards focus more on  the “process of learning” than any previous educational standards. She reviewed the importance of executive functions to higher order thinking skills and shared-- how the Scientific Learning products can help students master the skills needed to be college and career ready.

How The Arts Can Help Students Excel

Dec 11, 2012 by Jessica Velasco
In recent years, the arts in education have been seen as a less valuable piece of the curriculum. Are we hurting our students by not exposing them to the arts?  Read how arts education actually correlates to higher student achievement.

How a Low Performing School Achieved Double-Digit Gains

Nov 20, 2012 by Scott Sterling

Dr. Martha Burns from Scientific Learning and Mr. Charles Wilson, Principal of Korematsu Discovery Academy, presented a live webinar that discussed how Korematsu achieved a double-digit test-score gain and emerged from PI status in only two school years

Join Us for Our 2012 Fall Webinar Series for Educators

Sep 4, 2012 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
Our fall webinars begin this week and include topics on how the brain learns and how to increase student achievement.  Register today!

Preventing Summer Brain Drain with Dr. Martha S. Burns

May 29, 2012 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

The stronger the pathways in the brain, the easier it becomes for a child to learn and retain information. How will your child stay sharp over the summer?

Overall District Performance Score Improves at Almost Double the Rate of LA State Baseline Score

Feb 14, 2012 by Melissa Agocs

[VIDEO]: This research report highlights the St. Mary Parish district performance score improvements after Fast ForWord use. The district’s gains were measured using the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP).

In Independent Study of Fast ForWord, Sixth-Grade Students Exceed Expected Gains

Feb 2, 2012 by Melissa Agocs
VIDEO: This independent study from Bulloch County, GA, demonstrates significant gains by sixth graders—on or above, and below grade level—after using Fast ForWord software.

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