Independent Reviews

Don’t just take our word for it.

A number of highly respected, independent educational organizations have reviewed the Scientific Learning family of products and found them effective in raising literacy outcomes.

De Anda I. (2000). Glasses for the Ears: Technology provides a critical link to literacy,Multimedia Schools: A Practical Journal of Technology, including Multimedia, CD-ROM, Online, Internet, & Hardware in K-12, 7(2).

National Center on Intensive Intervention. (2013). NCII reviews three studies on the Fast ForWord Language Series with medium to large effect size.

The National Center on Response to Intervention. (2011). NCRTI Lists the Fast ForWord Language Series as a Successful Response to Intervention.

The Nevada Department of Education and The Leadership and Learning Center (2010, March).  Nevada Department of Education: Fast ForWord is a “High-Gain Program”

Programs and Practices: Fast ForWord (2003). Education Commission of the States.

Schachter J. (1999). Reading Programs that Work: A review of programs for Pre-Kindergarten to 4th grade. Milken Family Foundation.

Schultz Center for Teaching & Leadership (2009). Research Brief: Fast ForWord Longitudinal Impact Study. Jacksonville, FL: Author.

What Works Clearinghouse. (2013, March). Beginning Reading intervention report: Fast ForWord. U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences.

What Works Clearinghouse. (2010, August). Adolescent Literacy intervention report: Fast ForWord. U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences.

What Works Clearinghouse. (2006, September). English Language Learners intervention report: Fast ForWord Language. U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences.

Woodrum, J, Ed.D. (2012). Improved Academic Achievement: Fast ForWord and the Bulloch County Schools Pilot, an Independent Study. Bulloch County Schools, Statesboro, Georgia.