Why Square Panda

Square Panda engages students as they learn to read with fun games, apps, and stories based on cognitive and neuroscience research. Our district research shows all student populations improve when using Square Panda.

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Learn How Mountain View Whisman School District’s Struggling Students Developed Literacy Skills Using Square Panda.

Mountain View Whisman School District (MVWSD) Research Summary

Struggling students were 13% more likely to improve with Square Panda. Read the methodology and conclusion conducted for the 2018-2019 school year by MVWSD.

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Accelerate Learning Outcomes with the Science of Reading

Accelerate Learning Outcomes with the Science of Reading

Improve reading proficiency with the Science of Reading! Learn how to utilize evidence-based literacy practices shown to be successful in improving reading achievement.

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Federal Funding for Square Panda

Federal Funding for Square Panda

Explore Federal Funding that can be used to build strong foundational reading skills while supporting at-risk students and addressing pandemic learning loss.

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Foundations Matter: A Key Role for Foundational Literacy Skills & Evidence-Based Instruction White Paper

Learn the critical components of evidence-based reading instruction, phonemic awareness & phonics, and why they are critical to help students succeed.

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Science Behind Square Panda's Early Literacy Curriculum.

The Science Behind Square Panda

According to the U.S. Department of Education (2016), 64% of U.S. fourth graders perform below proficiency levels in reading.

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Clark County School District Research On Square Panda's Multisensory Approach.

Clark County School District Research Summary

Students who use Square Panda during small-group instruction will show greater improvement on standardized tests of reading than students who participate in regular small-group instruction.

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Square Panda Gives A Balanced Literacy Curriculum To Improve Down Syndrome In Kids.

Five-Year-Old with Down Syndrome Improves Attention and Focus with Square Panda

When Samantha and Larry B. attended their son Leland’s IEP meeting, they were surprised to see the Square Panda playset out on the table.

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Neuroscience research

Build reading fluency across diverse populations, including Title I, ELL, RTI, and SPED.

How does Square Panda support neuroscience research findings?*

Multisensory perception supports optimal learning.

Square Panda combines letters with sounds in a tactile environment, turning tablets into phonics learning stations that leverage sight, sound, AND touch.

Struggling students benefit from multisensory cues.

Square Panda’s multisensory approach can advance low-performing students’ foundational skills while helping other learners progress through exploratory play.

High-poverty students benefit the most.

Square Panda supports children at school and at home—developing early reading skills with an eye to long-term challenges such as dropout prevention.

Second-language learners need additional reading support.

Square Panda serves as a foundational crosswalk between English and a students’ native language, as learners build their understanding of key phonics principles.

Early phonics instruction has the greatest impact.

To engage all PreK-3 students, Square Panda advances phonological awareness, rhyming, blending, segmentation, letter-sound associations, decoding, encoding, and more.

Square Panda partners with Dr. Bruce McCandliss, neuroscience researcher at Stanford University, and follows the guidelines of the National Reading and National Literacy Panels.

*Sources: Birsh, 1999; Blau et al., 2009; Blau et al., 2010; Bowey, 1995; Hecht et al., 2000; Montessori, 1967; Reid, 2013; National Literacy Panel, 2006; NICHD, 2000; Noble, Farah, McCandliss, 2006; Van Atteveldt et al., 2004.