what is AceReader

Our Philosophy

From its inception 20 years ago until today, the creators of the AceReader reading efficiency program have always strived to make it the standard to which all other reading products can only aspire. AceReader is the result of working closely with reading specialists, reading instructors and literacy experts. It is a powerful and comprehensive instructional reading tool now available as a cloud-based application. This widely used product helps K-12 schools, post-secondary institutions, the United States’ military academies, and many thousands of individuals and families learn to read more efficiently.

It was inevitable that, over the years, some people labeled AceReader as "speed reading software," since one of its aims is to increase reading speed; however, that is a term we try to distance ourselves from. A large number of speed reading programs make outrageous claims about how fast you can learn to read — many try to guarantee triple reading speeds or even ridiculous speeds above 1500 words per minute. The truth is, though, that they are not teaching reading but skimming and scanning instead; both, by definition, are techniques you use when you don’t intend to look at every word and when you know that, as a result, you won’t have complete comprehension. We make no such erroneous claims.

Honesty and educational integrity are key to the way we do business.

Setting Realistic Goals

Many of our customers double and triple their reading speeds while maintaining good comprehension, but it is our belief that "Success" is still attained when improvement is much more moderate. Our research shows that 60% to 80% of the students using AceReader for 15 to 20 minutes three times a week over a two-month period of time will typically improve at least 20% to 40% with their reading rates while maintaining 75% or better comprehension. With these realistic and conservative numbers, students are saving 15 minutes per hour of reading. Many schools are seeing much higher improvement scores.

AceReader is most accurately described as a "reading efficiency" program — our users engage in research-driven, rigorously tested reading activities that improve their reading rate, fluency, vocabulary and overall ability to get through more material in less time without sacrificing comprehension. We teach how to undo bad reading habits, such as word-by-word reading, regression and subvocalization, and how to learn new, good habits to replace them. We understand that even if you improve your reading speed by moderate amounts while maintaining good comprehension that is success. We also understand that reading is a dynamic endeavor, and you will need to apply different rates of speed for different types or complexities of text.

We believe reading efficiency is an achievable goal for anyone willing to put in the time and effort to learn the techniques. To that end, we will continue to devote our time and effort to ensure that AceReader is always the most comprehensive, easiest-to-use program using the latest cutting-edge technology and having the greatest amount of diverse and interesting content. We also stand behind our product 100% - if you ever have a question or problem, we’re only a phone call or an email away. Your satisfaction, progress and achievement are the ultimate testaments to the efficacy of the AceReader program.