SANTA CLARA, CA (July 13, 2018) —SchoolCity, a premier assessment solution provider, announced its partnership with Texthelp, provider of Read&Write and SpeechStream literacy and language support solutions for education. This partnership brings together two companies dedicated to providing literacy accommodations, accessibility and designated supports to students with defined needs.
SchoolCity integrates support tools from Texthelp’s SpeechStream solution that includes text to speech read aloud, single word translation, dictionary and picture dictionary in the SchoolCity SUITE product line. This seamlessly embedded feature set allows SchoolCity partner districts to respond to the needs of students with defined Individual Education Plans (IEPs) special needs such as visual impairments, dyslexia, and English Language Learner literacy support and vocabulary building. It has also become a standard feature set in support of early education.
“Our district serves a student population of nearly 50,000 students, 13% of whom receive special education services and nearly 8% of whom are English Language Learners. Assessment accommodations and accessibility tools are critical for offering equitable testing conditions that collect optimal student achievement data. The recent upgrades from SchoolCity reflect their attentiveness to these needs and include text to speech with rate controls and options for Spanish content read aloud in a Spanish voice,” notes Daniel Sanchez, M. Sp. Ed., M. Ed., Instructional Data Intervention Coordinator, Tucson Unified School District.
“The Texthelp team continues to innovate in visual and auditory accommodations that allow educators to personalize the learning experience for students of all capabilities and needs. We are proud to incorporate these features into SchoolCity SUITE,” says Vaseem Anjum, CEO and founder of SchoolCity.
“We at Texthelp are delighted to be working with SchoolCity to provide these important accommodation tools to support students and their continued achievement,” says Jack Dolan, President of Texthelp Inc.
For more information on how SchoolCity provides these important accommodations in support of students with identified needs, please call 800-615-0254 for a custom demo or visit https://www.schoolcity.com/accommodations.
SchoolCity provides innovative personalized learning solutions for students by using assessment and analytics to drive the selection of resources that help students gain mastery of knowledge and skills necessary to attain college and career readiness. Integrating seamlessly within the K-12 ecosystem, SchoolCity delivers intuitive tools to help students and educators monitor progress and make data-driven decisions that improve educational outcomes. We proudly back our industry-leading product lineup with comprehensive customer care that engages users from district to classroom. For additional information, visit http://www.schoolcity.com.
About Texthelp Inc.
Texthelp creates smart, easy-to-use support technologies that enable young people and adults to read, write and communicate with confidence and independence. Working closely with many of the world’s major educational publishers, in addition to solutions tailored directly to schools and districts, they provide literacy and STEM support solutions to classrooms. Texthelp’s learning software is used daily by millions of students and educators in schools, colleges and universities worldwide. For additional information on Texthelp’s SpeechStream solution please visit https://www.texthelp.com, or contact us at prosol(at)texthelp(dot)com.
The American Consortium for Equity in Education, publisher of the "Equity & Access" journal, celebrates and connects the educators, associations, community partners and industry leaders who are working to solve problems and create a more equitable environment for historically underserved pre K-12 students throughout the United States.