Students use computer game in effort to enhance literacy

Students in Oregon's Salem-Keizer School District are using the computer game Fast ForWord to help improve literacy among primarily low-income students. The game is designed to help students build cognitive skills, and the developer boasts that children will gain up to two years of reading after eight to 12 weeks. However, research shows that results have been mixed.

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