District Reports 62% Greater Reading Growth with MindPlay

Fully online Oklahoma school district sees dramatic increase by students who used MindPlay

May 29, 2020, Tucson, AZ— MindPlay online literacy publisher announced today that their reading program, MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach (MVRC), helped students in the online EPIC K-12 school district in Oklahoma make dramatic growth in reading skills over the fall semester of the 2019-2020 school year.

Administrators say educators who used MVRC with their students reported 62 percent better results in reading growth over the semester than educators whose students did not use the program.

The EPIC online school district, now in its ninth year, serves students statewide and offers a broader selection of courses than regular “brick and mortar” districts do. It is the third largest district in the state and generally reflects the student skill diversity of other districts in the state. Many of EPIC’s students are professional athletes, actors and others who require more flexibility in their schooling than many of their peers do.

Considered an EPIC Essential, MVRC is the go-to reading program provided by the district and is available to serve all K-12 students. Currently, about  50 percent of the district’s student population of 30 thousand is using MVRC.

“MindPlay is grateful to EPIC for the opportunity to help their students make dramatic leaps in reading gains,” said MindPlay CEO and Founder, Judith Bliss. “With the district growing by nearly 45 percent each year, we look forward to reaching even more learners and improving their lives and futures.”

The MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach online program offers screening, assessment, instruction delivered by speech pathologists, multimedia personalized lessons, ongoing progress updates for teachers, parents, and school administrators, and many more features.

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