Reading Assistant research
Reading Assistant combines advanced speech recognition technology with scientifically-based courseware to help students strengthen fluency, vocabulary and comprehension to become proficient, lifelong readers. The software was developed with the collaborative efforts of a world-renowned team in education, linguistics, speech recognition, and software engineering.
“Guided oral reading is the best way to foster fluency.”
— National Reading Panel, 2000
Reading Assistant students improved reading fluency 23% more than control group
In this study, the impact of Reading Assistant on fluency improvement was evaluated with students in years 2–5. The research design was an experimental study using a nationally-normed measure to determine the fluency gains of students who used the Reading Assistant relative to the fluency gains of students in a grade-matched comparison group.
Students worked on the program 30 minutes per day, once or twice a week for 17 weeks. Across all four grades, fluency gains were significantly greater for students who used Reading Assistant than for those who did not. Reading Assistant students experienced a fluency gain of 23% over the control group and 43% over national norms.
Reinking (Eds.), International Handbook of Literacy and Technology, Volume 2. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
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