Technology & Learning's Awards of Excellence program has been recognizing outstanding ed tech curriculum products for 31 years.
AceReader was named the TOP winner out of all winners. Technology & Learning Magazine named AceReader Pro from StepWare its "Top Winner" in the 24th annual Awards of Excellence. Eclipsing programs from such well-known educational software companies as Microsoft, Apple, Scholastic, and Harcourt, AceReader Pro was singled out as the finest of the 55 curriculum products that won this Award of Excellence.
Winner in 2006, 2007 and 2013
TITLE - Research: Improving Silent Reading Performance
The Awards target innovative and content-rich programs and websites which provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence. The BESSIES have had the distinction of previously being co-sponsored by the CBS-affiliate in San Diego (KFMB-TV, Ch.8). Winners are selected from titles submitted by software publishers around the world. All submitted titles are made available to school districts, teachers, and the public through ComputED and the Educational Software Preview Service of San Diego Center for Educational Technology (a nonprofit organization).
AceReader Pro Deluxe Plus wins 10th Annual Education Software Review Award for Best Software in High School Reading.
AceReader Pro Deluxe Plus wins 12th Annual Education Software Review Award for Best Software in High School Language Arts.
AceReader Pro Deluxe Plus wins 14th Annual Education Software Review Award for Best Software in High School Language Arts.
The Awards target innovative and content-rich programs and websites which provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence--including augmenting the classroom curriculum and improving teacher productivity. Winners are selected from titles submitted by software publishers around the world. Selection is based on academic content, potential for broad classroom use, technical merit, subject approach and management system. All submitted titles are made available to school districts, teachers, and the public through ComputED and the Educational Software Preview Service of San Diego Center for Educational Technology (a nonprofit organization).
Cathy Duffy is best known as a curriculum specialist. As the author of the two-volume Christian Home Educators' Curriculum Manual(Elementary Grades and Junior/Senior High) she researched curriculum and methodology for all subjects and all grade levels.
Below is a link to Cathy's review of AceReader Elite
Distinguished Achievement Award program.
Presented by The Association of Educational Publishers (edpress.org).
Finalist in the 2004 and 2006 Distinguished Achievement Awards for Outstanding Educational Products
Category: Software / Educational - Reading
Category: Best Secondary Education Instructional Solution: Language Arts/English
"The 20th annual Codie Awards continue the tradition of honoring the best of the software, content and education technology industries," said Ken Wasch, SIIA President. "When one considers the number of outstanding companies that competed this year, being named a Codie Awards finalist is a significant achievement."
Statement from Homeschool.com:
This "Seal of Approval" will let homeschoolers know that Homeschool.com supports your curriculum and/or products, showing them that you are a legitimate and respected operation. Keep up the good work!
by Anne Wegener,
#84, Sept/Oct 2008
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Category: Reading Improvement
"Voted by fellow homeschoolers to be considered the best and most useful products in each category."
by Miriam Ruff, December, 2009 / January 2010 issue of Closing The Gap magazine
by Marcel Dufresne, September 9th 2009 issue of MaUsE (Macintosh Users East) newsletter
"Whether you read real books or ebooks, magazine articles on or off
line, AceReader will improve your reading speed. Since running
through the first set of drills, I have noticed an improvement in my
The Educational Software Preview Guide (ESPG) Consortium is comprised of a group of highly respected educators, representing major software review centers throughout the country. The Guide, now in its 21st year, is an invaluable resource to educators looking for exemplary technology related curriculum recommendations, delivered in an objective manner.
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In 2010 StarReviews.com gives AceReader Pro a Gold Seal and ranks it their #1 one pick of Speed Reading software programs.
SpeedReadingTechniques.org ranks AceReader Pro as their #1 one pick of Speed Reading software programs.
The Awards Portfolio, sponsored by Media & Methods Magazine, acknowledges instructional technology products and services that contribute to excellence in K-12 schools. Cream-of-the-crop products have ben selected for inclusion in this year's Awards Portfolio.
Hundreds of products are submitted annually to this education-industry competition. Each product is evaluated by a team of educators who serve as judges for this annual event.
The products are assessed against a sets of objective criteria. Judges measure the products purpose, content, documentation and effectiveness. Other judging criteria include: interest level, clarity of educational objectives, user friendliness, as well as overall strengths and weaknesses.
Quote from Media & Methods Magazine: "Overall Evaluation: Here is a well-focused product that successfully zeros in on improving reading skills."
July/August 2003 Issue, page 20.
"For homeschoolers who are interested in helping their children learn to read faster and more accurately with documented results, AceReader Pro Deluxe is a must for your home classroom!"
REVIEW 1: AceReader Pro Deluxe Product review by Cindy West, The Old Schoolhouse ® Magazine, LLC, May 2008
REVIEW 2: AceReader Pro Deluxe Product review by Dr. Anne Margaret Write, Senior Product Reviewer, The Old Schoolhouse ® Magazine, LLC, January 2011
Issue 53, Volume 10, No. 3.
"This straightforward program teaches children and adults how to read faster and understand more (improve comprehension). It's easy to use. First you take self-paced reading comprehension tests to determine your base reading speed. Then, you perform reading drills and play skill-building games. Tests and drills are broken out by grade levels 1-12+. Exercises consist mainly of speed drills and multiple choice assessment of understanding. Detailed records are kept, and the program is customizable in that teachers can make their own drills and tests. You won't find frills‹ just straightforward skill practice."
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Page 54 states: "If your university offers a free course it is worth doing, but manycommercial courses seem over-priced. Speed reading programs are nowavailable for computers and provide a decent and cheaper alternative aslong as you persist and practise. I found “Ace Reader” from Stepware Inc. particularly useful, and I confess that I rather enjoyed the little games."
By SCOTT A. MY
Published Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Scott A. May is a local freelance writer who has been published in Home Office Computing magazine and other computer publications. He is technical support manager for Hi-Tech Software.
By Jake Ludington
September 2004, Vol. 32 No. 1
"...AceReader Pro is an excellent computer-assisted reading improvement program to improve reading speed, efficiency, and comprehension... "
"...It was amazing to me how quickly the drills made a difference in my base reading speed. After only 20 minutes, I saw improvement in my reading speed and that of my student testers. I imagine in a lab or classroom setting, that 20 minutes a couple of times a week would lead to a noticeable reading speed improvement for many students..."
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Winner of the 2009 SIAF Peoples Choice Award as the Best Educational Program.
Winner of the 2008 SIAF Peoples Choice Award as the Best Educational Program.
Winner of the 2007 SIAF Peoples Choice Award as the Best Educational Program.
Finalist in 2006 for SIAF Best Educational Program.
Winner of the 2005 SIAF Peoples Choice Award as the Best Educational Program.
Winner of the 2004 SIAF Peoples Choice Award as the Best Educational Program.
Finalist in 2003 for SIAF Best Educational Program.
Finalist in 2002 for SIAF Best Educational Program.
Winner of the 2001 SIAF Peoples Choice Award as the Best Educational Program.
Finalist in 2000 for SIAF Best Educational Program.
Winner of the 1999 SIAF Peoples Choice Award as the Best Educational Program.
AceReader Pro Launched on ZDNet LaunchPad January 2001!
Winner of the 1999 ZD Shareware Awards competition as FamilyPC's Program of the Year.
Winner of the 1999 FamilyPC ZD Shareware Awards competition in the category "Education."
Launched on ZDNet LaunchPad 1998!
ZDNet Gives AceReader 5 Stars!
Listed on USA Today Hotfiles for Top Downloads of 1997!
AceReader has been downloaded from download.com over 100,000 times and counting...
8th Most Popular Educational Title
Featured as Power Downloader's Weekly Pick
PC version featured in the Digital Media Section of Lockergnome Technology Newsletter.
Macintosh version featured in the Apple Core Section of Lockergnome Technology Newsletter.
( Courtesy of Knowledge TV & Tim Testa's Home Computing Show )
chilidownload.com gives AceReader Pro 5 stars and certifies the download as 100% clean
A quick review of AceReader by 3D2F.com
"We sincerely congratulate you for the excellent job that you have done and want to recognize your achievement by awarding you with our Editor's pick gallardon: our highest recognition."
With the best available antivirus and antispyware products in order to ensure that all the files included in the installation package are free from viruses, spyware and adware.
Also certified by Soft-Go.Com as software with no adware, no spyware and no viruses.
Also certified by Qweas as software with no adware, no spyware and no viruses.
Softpedia guarantees that AceReader is 100% CLEAN, which means is does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors.
This software product was tested thoroughly and was found absolutely clean, therefore it can be installed with no concern by any computer user.
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FileLook guarantees that AceReader Pro is 100% CLEAN, which means it does not contain any spyware, adware, viruses, trojans, backdoors. This software was tested thoroughly and found absolutely clean, therefore it can be installed without any concern by computer users. This software product will be retested periodically when new version releases, so you should check back this page.
"Our Golden Award has been given to very few products, and only to products we consider to be excellent and above average in their category. Less than 1% of our listed products have received it to date, so AceReader is joining an exclusive club."
"5 stars is our highest rating, and we are proud to have your software listed in our directory and we are glad to recommend your software to our users!"