79% of ELL students who used the Fast ForWord products increased their proficiency by one or more levels in less than 4 months of product use.
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.
The debate over musical training and its benefits for the development of early cognitive abilities have raged now for almost two decades. Can classical music transform children into smarter, more effective learners?
I gave two lectures at the "Brain Summit in Seoul 2010" that focused on brain based approaches for learning English. This interview was conducted by the local Seoul newspaper and posted to their web site as part of their coverage of the Brain Summit.