When making a buying decision about educational software for a school or district, one of the most important questions to ask is whether the product is effective. Administrators considering the Fast ForWord® and Reading Assistant™ products want to know: Do they help students learn and succeed? Do they improve school test scores? Are they evidence-based?
The answer to all of these questions is yes. Scientific Learning products have been proven to improve language, reading, and cognitive skills as well as to improve school test scores on state assessments and other standardized tests for schools that follow the prescribed protocols. Our Scientifically Based Research page is your starting point for exploring the 200+ studies that have evaluated the effectiveness of the programs and that serve as evidence of improved learning outcomes.
On average, students can see a 1-2 year improvement in reading level on school test scores in as little as 8-12 weeks. English language learners, struggling readers, and special education students have all been positively impacted. So have students performing at grade level and above.
Here are just a few examples:
Dallas Independent School District, TX (View PDF)
St. Mary Parish Public School System, LA (View PDF)
Bridges Academy, Winter Springs, FL (View PDF)
The benefits of Scientific Learning products go beyond improving state assessment scores. Researchers have measured improvements in self-esteem, communication skills such as vocabulary and pronunciation, improvements in listening and understanding, and stronger memory for things like phone numbers and event sequences. Review our scientifically based research for detailed information.
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