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.