Oakland, Calif. — Nov. 5, 2013 — Scientific Learning Corp. (OTCQB:SCIL) today announces a new Reading Assistant™ tool that quickly and accurately assesses students, and automatically places them in the most appropriate content library and starting point in the online program. Reading Assistant is an award-winning program that uses speech recognition to correct and support students as they read aloud, building fluency and comprehension with the help of a supportive listener.
Delivered on the MySciLEARN™ online platform, the Reading Assistant Auto Initial Assignment tool automates the entire student assignment process, allowing educators to spend more time working directly with students, and for students to maximize their time in the program. As soon as a student is added to the system, the tool automatically assesses the student’s reading level by administering a Reading Progress Indicator (RPI) assessment, and uses the results to place the student at the appropriate starting point in one of the four content libraries based on the student’s grade level.
“Reading Assistant uses the best practices of guided oral reading instruction to help students build fluency and comprehension. Now, with this new assignment feature, schools can accelerate their implementation and their students’ success. Because students are automatically placed at the most appropriate starting point in Reading Assistant, they can immediately begin working on content that’s motivating and sufficiently challenging,” said Robert C. Bowen, CEO for Scientific Learning.
With Reading Assistant, students can improve their reading grade level up to 50 percent more than students receiving classroom instruction alone. Reading Assistant uses the power of speech recognition technology to “listen” to students as they read aloud, providing feedback at just the right time. It features more than 300 pieces of content at a range of reading levels, and includes non-fiction and fictional texts. Further, online access makes the program easy to implement for school or home use. Students of diverse ages and abilities can benefit from the program, including K-6 readers, English language learners, and struggling readers in middle and high school.
About Scientific Learning Corp.
We accelerate learning by applying proven research on how the brain learns. Scientific Learning’s results are demonstrated in over 270 research studies and protected by over 55 patents. Learners can realize achievement gains of up to two years in as little as three months and maintain an accelerated rate of learning even after the programs end.
Today, more than 2.2 million learners have used Scientific Learning software products. We provide our offerings directly to parents, K–12 schools and learning centers, and in more than 45 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.scientificlearning.com or call toll-free 888-810-0250.
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