Lincolnshire, Illinois and Washington, DC – Group 95% LLC, the trusted source for comprehensive, proven literacy solutions, today announced its Basic Program 95 Phonics® has earned the Research-Based Design for Instructional Learning Products: Product Certification from Digital Promise. This product certification underscores 95 Percent Group’s reputation for providing schools with reliable, evidence-based literacy programs and serves as a rigorous and reliable signal to district and school leaders, educators and families at the search for products with a proven basis in learning research.
To achieve certification, 95 Percent Group submitted evidence to Digital Promise confirming the connection between the science of reading and the design of its 95 Phonics Core program. Additionally, the company has also demonstrated its commitment to making its strong research base clear and accessible to the public.
“This certification from Digital Promise demonstrates 95 Percent Group’s deep commitment to empowering teachers with resources and teaching approaches that are not only based on the science of reading, but also demonstrate rigorous evidence of effectiveness. A child’s journey to literacy is one of the most important in their life, and we take it very seriously,” said Brad Lindaas, CEO. “We will continue to invest in research to inform improvements to our current programs and the development of new ones that unlock the power of literacy for all students.
Grounded in the science of reading, the 95 Phonics Core Curriculum is a whole-class, Level 1 curriculum based on the 95 Percent Group’s structured teaching approach. Supporting explicit, structured phonics instruction for 30 minutes a day has been proven to accelerate reading skills and avoid gaps for students in K-3. Instruction is scope and sequence based with 25 lessons for kindergarten and 30 lessons for grades 1-3.
“There are over 8,000 products used in K-12 schools and less than 1% have earned this recognition,” said Rachel Schechter, Ph.D., Learning Experience Design (LXD) Researchwho helped prepare the application.
“Educators and researchers continue to uncover important insights into how people learn,” said Christina Luke Luna, Head of Learning, Pathways and Credentials at Digital Promise. “Digital Promise’s Research-Based Design Product Certification recognizes edtech products that incorporate learning research into their design and development. Kudos to 95 Percent Group for demonstrating that research informs product design.
The Research-Based Design Product Certification uses a competency-based learning framework, developed in consultation with the Digital Promise Learner Variability Project Advisory Board, expert researchers in the field of life sciences. learning and nearly 50 educators across the United States. Further details on its development can be found in reports from Digital Promise, Designing an Edtech that Matters for Learning: Research-Based Design Product certificates (2020) and An overlooked indicator of Edtech quality: the use of Research in learning sciences (2022).
With product certifications, consumers can narrow down their options by selecting products based on learning research before trying them out in their classrooms. Digital Promise launched the Research-Based Design Product Certification in February 2020, certifying over 60 products to date.
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Founded in 2005, 95 Percent Group is an education company whose mission is to help educators identify and meet the needs of all readers. Using a structured literacy-aligned approach, the company focuses on providing educators with whole-class and small-group literacy solutions, as well as developing foundational knowledge about the science of reading for provide evidence and research-based instructional strategies. Professional development, diagnostic assessments, skills continuum, and explicit company learning materials reinforce MTSS/RTI frameworks and ensure students receive targeted intervention instruction to address skills gaps.
For more information on 95 Percent Group’s evidence and research, visit: https://www.95percentgroup.com.
About the digital promise
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