Since the MySciLEARN™ on demand platform debuted earlier this year, more than 50 percent of the company’s customers have moved to the new platform. Murray County Schools in Georgia is one district that made the leap to the new web-based platform for its Fast ForWord® implementation, which grew from two schools to all 11 schools during the 2011-12 school year. As such, the Fast ForWord software is now in use before, during and after school, and is available to students who are homebound or not able to attend school. The district also plans to introduce Reading Assistant™ software to students this fall.
“In this economy, it’s critical to identify issues early so we can make the most of our time and resources. The MySciLEARN platform makes it easy to access and view information at the district, school, teacher and student levels, and to use real-time data to make instructional decisions that have an immediate impact,” said Allison G. Oxford, Ed.S., director of instructional support services for Murray County Schools. “Although our full district implementation began only in January of this year, our students achieved one year and five months of growth in only 54 days on the program. At Murray County High School, many students have been able to pass the English Language Arts component of the Georgia High School Graduation Test — and graduate — because of this program.”
The web-based MySciLEARN platform gives educators and students access to research-based educational software products anytime, anywhere. With no physical disks to install on individual student computers, schools can use the platform to rapidly deploy the Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant programs, and get up and running quickly. It is scalable for any size district and supports a variety of implementations, from one student to thousands of students in computer labs, classrooms, before- and after-school programs, and at home.
For districts and schools grappling with reduced budgets this school year, the MySciLEARN platform also gives educators the flexibility to implement the Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant software with students who are most in need. As grants or additional funding becomes available, they can then expand the programs to additional students.
“With the introduction of the MySciLEARN platform, we are emphasizing our customers’ success by adding improved accessibility and ease-of-use to the positive learning results for which we are known,” said Robert C. Bowen, CEO of Scientific Learning. “The on demand platform provides an easier, more affordable and more flexible way for schools to access the proven benefits of the Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant programs."