Zip Zoom English technology has been proven effective at building English-Language Learners’ early phonemic awareness, phonics and sight-word recognition skills. Scientifically based research proved that English-Language Learners in Kindergarten using the Zip Zoom English software increased their sight-word recognition by more than twice the control group.
Zip Zoom English software has been pilot tested by over 7,500 students and teachers in the U.S. and U.S. affiliated Pacific jurisdictions to ensure that content is culturally relevant and age-appropriate, and that the software interface is effective when used independently by children who have limited English-language abilities.
The text in Zip Zoom English is highly effective for students with limited English. Zip Zoom books were developed according to Dr. Elfrieda Hiebert’s ground-breaking Critical Word Factor (CWF) research, which examined the word recognition demands of beginning reading texts. Dr. Hiebert’s 2001-2002 research proved that texts that expose children to a limited number of new words and repeat these words sufficiently, positively impacted the reading speed, accuracy and comprehension of first-grade readers (Hiebert-AERA Presentation, 2004).