Explosive 8-month reading age boost in a term!

Typical student progress

For students with sufficient history of usage of Volcanic Panic Reading Success (over 180 correct answers), we found that the average rate of progression across 185 mixed-age students was eight months in reading age after the equivalent of 11 half-hour sessions in game mode – around 330 questions attempted. (Note: this work could be completed in less time using practice mode without game-play interludes.)

Figure 1 shows the average progression for these students, indicating a strong trend. Students from a wide range of initial levels and ages contributed to this trend. This is important evidence that Volcanic Panic Reading Success is a valuable tool across a wide range of ages and students will benefit whether they are currently performing at, above, or below age expectations.

As well as providing further validation for the impact of Volcanic Panic Reading Success in your class, this research contributes to fine-tuning algorithms and making further improvements.

Volcanic Panic Reading Success

A study of student progression in Volcanic Panic Reading Success shows users making solid progress. This is seen through higher success rate at a given level and also through attempting questions at higher levels.

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Volcanic Panic Reading Success – a comprehensive reading tool

Combining a deep understanding of learning theory and classroom practice with innovative technology is at the heart of EdAlive’s suite of learning websites. Ongoing research ensures that every product delivers the best student outcomes and continues to improve.

Explosive 8-month reading age boost in a term! »
Dr Lindsay Brash

How it works

Volcanic Panic Reading Success presents students with questions across four topics, within six curriculum ages ranging through 4–6 year-old to 12-15 year-old. Its automated Adaptive Learning system tailors the content to each student. In game mode, multiple students answer a question (concurrently) and then participate in the engaging Volcanic Panic game with elements influenced by their literacy success. If a question is too hard, the player has the option to try an alternative question, but there are also bonus points on offer for tackling a more challenging question.

Automated Adaptive Learning is applied to each topic separately so that students may find their most suitable level in each – the perfect balance of challenge and reinforcement. The four specified topics are:

  • Pre-reading
  • Sounds
  • Letters & sounds
  • Experiencing text

With its multiple-topic automated Adaptive Learning, Volcanic Panic Reading Success is perfect for directing extra attention where it is needed, always at the right level to consolidate and extend.

The game-changing technology behind the EdAlive websites

EdAlive’s other online learning websites all incorporate equivalent technology: Typing Tournament, Maths Invaders, Baggin’ the Dragon Maths and Volcanic Panic Reading Success. Research indicates that students using these websites are making remarkable learning progress