600 Dayton Students Gain A Year’s Reading Growth Since School Closures

The district reports students working from home have made dramatic growth since mid-March

May 28, 2020, Tucson, AZ— MindPlay online literacy publisher announced today that their reading program, MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach (MVRC), has helped more than 600 students achieve a full year or more of reading growth just since they’ve been working from home over the past two months.

Dayton Public Schools (OH), which assigns MVRC to  all second-through-ninth graders, instituted school closures on March 16th and from that date until mid-May, has seen tremendous achievement by  many of their students.

Administrators say the faculty supports students from afar during closures as students go online from home for personalized lessons, assessments, instruction from virtual speech pathologists, and more. MVRC offers detailed data on each student’s progress to aid educators and parents in making any additional extended intervention opportunities available. Skill mastery is celebrated with printable award certificates.

“Though K-12 students can use MVRC completely independently, it’s wonderful that many more parents are getting to see close-up how the program works and what an encouraging experience it is for their students who can see progress on a daily basis,” said MindPlay CEO and Founder, Judith Bliss. “These incredible reading gains in Dayton emphasize how working remotely during school closures does not need to equate with skill loss, in fact, just the opposite. We are grateful to be part of that process.”

MindPlay works for all students in the Dayton district, as it helps those who struggle with reading as well as average and advanced learners who can get a leg up in all subject areas with increased reading fluency and comprehension.


About MindPlay

Founder Judith Bliss started the MindPlay Company more than 30 years ago, to create a solution to the challenges of learning to read.  After overcoming her own reading disability, her goal was to help struggling learners succeed in school and life. MindPlay’s mission is to develop, publish, and distribute cost-effective learning tools that support individual growth and skill development. The curriculum includes clear objectives, inviting graphics and technological innovations. MindPlay educational software programs appeal to multiple learning styles, identify individual student needs and differentiate instruction. www.mindplay.com.



Susan McLester

McLester PR, Content & Communications