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Fast ForWord®
Beginning Reading

Fast ForWord® was found to have positive effects on alphabetics, no discernible effects on reading fluency, and mixed effects on comprehension for beginning readers.

Fast ForWord® is a computer-based reading program intended to help students develop and strengthen the cognitive skills necessary for successful reading and learning. The program, which is designed to be used 30 to 100 minutes a day, five days a week, for 4 to 16 weeks, includes two components.

Findings

11
studies that met standards out of
27
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Alphabetics Mixed effects K-3 --
Comprehension Mixed effects K-3 --
Reading fluency No discernible effects 2 --

Last Updated: March 2013

Race

Black
68%
White
25%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
5%
Not Hispanic
94%

Gender

Male: 55%
Female: 44%

Free & Reduced-Price Lunch

65%

English Learners

English Learners icon
28%

Delivery Method

whole class icon
Small Group
Whole Class

Urbanicity

Rural
Suburban
Urban

Locations

OH, FL, MD, NC, SC
Midwest, South


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