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Aug 6, 2020 – Introducing Elements I!

Driven by our mission to help all students achieve their learning potential, we are introducing Elements I, the newest addition to the Fast ForWord Literacy program for secondary readers. Elements I is designed for adolescent learners—it delivers the rewards, instant feedback, and socially safe learning environment they need to stay motivated and become college- and career-ready learners and readers. It's designed for both remote learning and classroom implementation, giving teachers the flexibility they need in fast-changing learning environments.

Jul 23, 2020 – Two more Flash legacy components no longer available for new assignments

With the availability of Reading Level 1 and Reading Level 2 in HTML5, the legacy versions have been removed from our suite of assignable components.

Jul 9, 2020 – Reading Level 2 now in HTML5!

Fast ForWord Reading Level 2 is now part of our HTML5 offerings! It joins our current HTML5-based components in using this state-of-the-art internet technology, providing greater compatibility across platforms and eliminating the need for the Adobe Flash Player plugin. We’ve also made a few improvements to Reading Level 2 to help integrate it with the other HTML5 components.

June 11, 2020 – Added single sign-on support for RapidIdentity

We’ve added RapidIdentity to our list of supported single sign-on providers. Learn more.

Apr 16, 2020 – New Reading Level 1 student reports available

The Reading Level 1 student Completion and Error reports are now available in the Fast ForWord Progress report.  

Apr 2, 2020 – Reading Level 1 now in HTML5!

We’ve just added Fast ForWord Reading Level 1 to our suite of HTML5 offerings! It joins our current HTML5-based components in using this state-of-the-art internet technology, providing greater compatibility across platforms and eliminating the need for the Adobe Flash Player plugin. We’ve also made a few improvements to Reading Level 1 to help integrate it with the other HTML5 components.

Scientific Learning products moving from Flash to HTML5

For many years Adobe Flash Player was the standard for web interactivity. However, as technology has evolved, the web has shifted away from Flash and moved toward new open content formats such as HTML5. Consequently, Adobe plans to stop supporting Flash Player at the end of 2020. The move to this new technology brings some additional benefits:

  • It eliminates the need to install and maintain third-party browser plugins and software.
  • Its multi-platform support lets users easily switch among devices and browsers.

Currently, some of our components require Flash in order to play. The good news is that we’ve been working on transitioning the majority of our components over to HTML5. In fact, many of our components—the Foundations components, Reading Readiness, Reading Level 1, and Reading Assistant Plus—already use HTML5. We’ll be posting regular updates on this transition. We appreciate your patience during this process, as we work toward improving your Fast ForWord experience!

Flash End of Life Customer Announcement