OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 14, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Reading Assistant™ program from Scientific Learning Corp. (OTCQB:SCIL) was named a winner in the 30th annual Awards of Excellence by Tech & Learning magazine. The online reading program was selected by a panel of educators who tested and evaluated more than 160 education technology products in the prestigious recognition program.
"As schools continue to have to do more with less, buying the right solution for your district needs is more important than ever," said Kevin Hogan, editorial director for NewBay Media's Tech & Learning Group. "Tech & Learning is proud to present these recommended products that have been put to the test by our experienced educational team of judges."
The Reading Assistant program provides individualized online reading coaching for every student. It is the only reading program that "listens" to students as they read out loud, intervenes when the student needs help, and automatically scores students' oral reading. It helps students rapidly strengthen vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension, maximizing their ability to read to learn. With Reading Assistant, students can improve their reading grade level up to 50 percent more than students receiving classroom instruction alone.
"We constantly hear from schools and districts how Reading Assistant benefits students of a wide range of ages and ability levels, including beginning readers, English language learners, struggling readers, and even more advanced readers who are reading on grade level," said Robert C. Bowen, CEO of Scientific Learning. "This year, we made the program even easier to implement by providing online access, making it available for school or home use. It's very rewarding to know that the educators who tested Reading Assistant, alongside many other education technology products, recognize the innovation and effectiveness of this solution. We're honored to receive this award, which is so highly regarded among educators."
The Reading Assistant program was recognized in the Best Upgraded Products category of the Awards of Excellence. This category honors already-released products that have made significant enhancements and evolved with the changing technology to continue to offer the highest quality experiences for educators and students. Reading Assistant will appear in the December 2012 Awards Issue of Tech & Learning and at www.TechLearning.com.
About Scientific Learning Corp.
We accelerate learning by applying proven research on how the brain learns. Scientific Learning's results are demonstrated in over 250 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, learners have used over 3 million Scientific Learning software products. We provide our offerings directly to parents, K–12 schools and learning centers, and in more than 40 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.scientificlearning.com or call toll-free 888-810-0250.
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