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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.Download now for free
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.Get your free copy
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.Download resource
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.Get it now
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.