From its inception 20 years ago until today, the creators of the AceReader program have always strived to make it the standard to which all other reading products can only aspire. AceReader is the result of our 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, community colleges, universities, the United States’ military academies, and many thousands of individuals and families learn to read more efficiently.
Many teachers refer to AceReader as a “reading fluency program” or as an overall comprehensive reading program designed to improve students reading speed, comprehension and fluency. Individual consumers often refer to AceReader as “speed reading” software. We should note, though, that in recent years, we have tried to distance ourselves from the term “speed reading” because some other companies have heavily marketed their products using that term with infomercial-style promotions that make extreme claims and guarantees. We make no such erroneous claims. Honesty and educational integrity are of paramount importance to us.
AceReader does include training exercises that help students learn how to read chunks of words at a time instead of reading word-by-word. However, we believe that it’s important to combine those training exercises with a blend of reading strategies, leveled reading content that contains leveled vocabulary, and a sophisticated assessment tracking system that auto-adjusts training activities and provides progress reporting. We believe this comprehensive approach is key to why students are successful with our program.
It’s all about learning to read at higher rates with good fluency and good comprehension. 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 will 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.
We believe reading efficiency is an achievable goal for anyone willing to put in the time and effort to learn the necessary techniques, and that even if you improve your reading speed by more modest amounts while maintaining good comprehension, you have achieved success. Being a better reader will give you more time, better test scores, better grades and an edge in your career. When you are a more efficient reader, you will find yourself reading more since it is more enjoyable. We believe no other skill is as important, since better readers make better learners. AceReader has a long and proven track record of helping students achieve these goals.
We will continue to devote our time and effort to ensure that AceReader is always the most comprehensive and easiest-to-use program that uses the latest cutting-edge technology and contains the greatest amount of diverse and interesting content. Support is a priority with us, too. If you ever have any questions, 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.