Imagine Learning Releases Update to Award-Winning Imagine Learning English Software Program

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Recent updates to the award-winning Imagine Learning English software program are designed to help school districts cut costs, boost student progress, and meet federal accountability targets.

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With this update to our program, administrators can meet federal accountability targets and accelerate the language and reading development of more students, giving them the chance to succeed now, in future grades, and throughout their lives.

As school districts struggle to meet federal accountability targets, many are seeking budget-friendly ways to accelerate progress for more students. To meet this need, educational software company Imagine Learning has released the 2011 update to Imagine Learning English, a cost-effective software solution proven to accelerate language acquisition and reading development for English learners, struggling readers, students with disabilities, and early childhood education students.

The 2011 update to Imagine Learning English features new time-saving tools that give busy educators immediate access to real-time data on student progress and usage. Teachers and administrators can now track reading development by grade level through enhanced progress reports, which also feature a detailed section on vocabulary growth. And a new, Web-based management interface makes tracking student licenses easier and more efficient than ever.

The latest version of Imagine Learning English also features customizable options for implementing the program, so administrators can reach the maximum number of students at the lowest total cost of ownership. Districts can choose from a local Engine implementation option and a new, highly scalable centralized server implementation option.

“This update lets our customers provide engaging, effective language and literacy instruction at any level of scalability,” said Derek Dobson, director of product management. “Students get the high-quality instruction they need, and administrators get a cost-effective, straightforward solution.”

Additions to the Imagine Learning English curriculum are also included free of charge in the 2011 update. “New reading activities teach key comprehension strategies, and new reading selections provide opportunities for additional practice. We’ve also added first-language support in Tagalog and Cantonese to boost language acquisition for English learners,” said Clydie Wakefield, executive director of curriculum development.

“Imagine Learning is committed to providing educators with the tools they need to meet the challenges of an ever-changing educational landscape,” said Susan Preator, president and CEO. “With this update to our program, administrators can meet federal accountability targets and accelerate the language and reading development of more students, giving them the chance to succeed now, in future grades, and throughout their lives.”

Imagine Learning English customers who wish to receive the 2011 update may do so free of charge by contacting their local Imagine Learning representative.

Technology enhancements in the 2011 update to Imagine Learning English include the following:

  •     More implementation options
  •     Centralized license management
  •     New Web-based management interface
  •     Enhanced reporting capabilities

Curriculum additions in the 2011 update to Imagine Learning English include the following:

  •     New reading comprehension checks
  •     New activities that teach reading comprehension strategies
  •     First-language support in Tagalog and Cantonese
  •     New articles and stories
  •     New chants and conversational phrases for students learning English outside of the United States

About Imagine Learning
Imagine Learning is the company behind Imagine Learning English, an innovative language and literacy software program designed to meet the needs of four key student populations: English learners, struggling readers, students with disabilities and early childhood education students. With first-language support and continual assessment, Imagine Learning English gives students one-on-one instruction and scaffolded support while keeping teachers abreast of student progress through real-time reports.

Visit http://www.imaginelearning.com to find out how Imagine Learning English gives students, parents and teachers essential tools for language and literacy development.

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