ClearFluency (Reading Assistant) research
Research-backed ClearFluency combines speech recognition technology and scientifically-based courseware.
ClearFluency 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
ClearFluency students improved reading fluency 23% more than control group
In this study, the impact of ClearFluency 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 ClearFluency 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 ClearFluency than for those who did not. ClearFluency students experienced a fluency gain of 23% over the control group and 43% over national norms.
Source: Adams, M. J. (2006). The promise of automatic speech recognition for fostering literacy growth in children and adults. In M.C. McKenna, L.D. Labbo, R. D. Kieffer, & D. Reinking (Eds.), International Handbook of Literacy and Technology, Volume 2. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
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