Santa Ana, Calif. — August 14, 2007 — The non-profit education researcher and software developer MIND Institute announced a name change to "MIND Research Institute." The change reflects MIND Research Institute´s active role in both cutting-edge education program research and development, and in basic scientific research into mathematics, brain function, and how students learn. MIND Research has experienced dramatic growth, expanding its ST Math? educational software programs to more than 250 elementary schools in a dozen states, and launching a complex Data Driven Education research project. As a result of its success, MIND Research moved its headquarters today from Costa Mesa, to a space double in size in nearby Santa Ana, Calif.
MIND Research Institute has invested over a decade of research, development, and real-world implementation into interactive computerized math lessons for students in grades K to 8. MIND Research´s ST Math? product family includes the ST Math+Music? program for elementary schools and the ST Math? software suites for grades K to 8 including recently released "Algebra Readiness" for middle schools. The products develop a balance of mathematical-reasoning, procedural-skills development, and problem-solving abilities through a unique visual approach. MIND Research Institute´s research studies have consistently shown a significant benefit to students at all academic performance levels, and increases of 20 percent or more in the number of students scoring proficient and above on standardized tests. The programs were developed by MIND Research Co-Founder and Senior Scientist, Dr. Matthew Peterson.
The MIND Research Institute is now located at 3631 South Harbor Boulevard, Suite 200, Santa Ana, California 92704. For information, call MIND Research at its same toll free number at (888) 751-5443 or visit its new web address at www.mindresearch.net.
The MIND Research Institute is a community-based non-profit research organization formed in 1998 and now based in Santa Ana, CA. Its products are offered nationally and there are currently more than 250 elementary schools and more than 40,000 students participating in Arkansas, California, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.