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Feb 20, 2020 – Additional MySciLEARN reports improvements

Added Reading Assistant Plus report improvements to MySciLEARN! See Jan 9 release notes below for details.

Jan 9, 2020 – MySciLEARN reports improvements

We’ve made some major improvements to the way staff members access and review student results in MySciLEARN. Don’t worry, all of your favorite reports are still available—they’re just reorganized and streamlined to create a much better experience.

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  • We’ve made all of the Fast ForWord, Reading Assistant Plus, and Gains reports much easier to use.
  • We removed the District Success Forecast report, which was no longer relevant to our products.
  • When reviewing reports, be sure to scroll down in your browser, as many of the longer reports may include the info you’re looking for.

Keep reading to see what’s changed, and what to expect.

Dec 19, 2019 – More Reading Assistant Plus selections added, and two Flash legacy programs no longer available

 

We’ve just added 37 new Reading Assistant Plus titles to our catalog of reading selections! The new titles include reading topics that range from history to ecology to physics and more. Genres include fiction and nonfiction.

Two more Flash-based legacy programs no longer available for new assignments

With the release of the Foundations II and Reading Readiness Completion and Error reports, the feature set for these programs is complete. Therefore, the Language to Reading v2 and Reading Readiness legacy programs have been removed from our suite of assignable programs.

Instead of using this outdated technology, move your students to the updated HTML5 programs, Foundations II and Reading Readiness, which provide a host of new features and eliminate the need for Adobe Flash Player!

Nov 21, 2019 – New RPI time reporting feature, and assignment changes coming for two Flash legacy programs

New RPI time reporting feature

You asked to see test times for RPI assessments, and we listened! Now, wherever you can see RPI test results, you’ll also see how long students spent taking those tests. Knowing a student’s test time can help you determine if it represents the student’s best effort, and if not, you can void or disregard the results.

Two Flash-based legacy programs will soon be removed from assignments

With the release of the Foundations II and Reading Readiness Completion and Error reports, the feature set for these programs is complete. Therefore, On December 19, 2019, the Language to Reading v2 and Reading Readiness legacy programs will be removed from our suite of assignable programs.

Now would be a great time to move your students to the updated HTML5 programs, Foundations II and Reading Readiness, which provide a host of new features and eliminate the need for Adobe Flash Player!

Oct 17, 2019 – New Foundations II student reports available

The Foundations II student Completion and Error reports are now available in the Fast ForWord Progress History report. Along with the completion reports you’re familiar with, we’ve added a host of improvements to the Error reports. Learn more.

Oct 3, 2019 – New Reading Assistant Plus selections added

We’ve just added 37 new Reading Assistant Plus titles to our catalog of reading selections! The new selections include reading topics that range from reinvented fairy tales to urban graffiti artists to international festivals. Genres include fiction and nonfiction. Like all Reading Assistant Plus content, the new selections are filled with academic vocabulary, glossary terms, and comprehension questions to activate students’ thinking and reading skills. See the full list of titles here.

  • Early readers. Added 20 new passages in the K-2 reading level range.
  • Upper elementary readers. Added 8 new passages across 3rd - 5th grade reading levels.
  • Secondary readers. Added 9 new passages in the 6th - 8th grade reading level range.

Whenever new content is released, all library assignments are automatically updated, giving students immediate access to the new selections (unless you turned off that feature for a library). Learn more.

See the following topics for more about Reading Assistant Plus content:

Back to School 2019 improvements

We've been busy this summer! Here’s what we’ve done to improve your 2019 back-to-school experience:

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 products require Flash in order to play. The good news is that we’ve been working on transitioning the majority of our products over to HTML5. In fact, many of our products—the Foundations series, Reading Readiness, 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!