Speech Technology Magazine

 

Las Cruces, New Mexico School Administration Expands Its Investment in Learning Systems Group Technology

PALO ALTO, Calif. - The Las Cruces, New Mexico School Administration has expanded its investment in Learning Systems Group technology.
Posted Nov 1, 2005
Page1 of 1
Bookmark and Share

PALO ALTO, Calif. - The Las Cruces, New Mexico School Administration has expanded its investment in Learning Systems Group technology.  With this new order, students in Las Cruces can now access 189 software licenses that will be shared among 16 schools. This new deal includes both WYNN™ and TestTalker™ products.

Several students in Las Cruces have been using WYNN for three years.  After seeing improvement in those students' test scores, as compared to students not using the technology, New Mexico purchased additional WYNN licenses and TestTalker software in an effort to bring the benefit of the technology to more of the state's students.

"We quickly saw that using WYNN was a cost effective way to ensure that all of our students have the opportunity to achieve," said Dee Ann Powers, software trainer, school administration, Las Cruces, New Mexico.  "WYNN allows the teachers to get students interested in learning and build important self esteem by experiencing academic success, and supports the state in their effort to reach the assessment mandates of federal legislation." 

WYNN converts printed text into spoken word for individuals with reading and writing difficulties that may occur for a variety of reasons including learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADD, ADHD or for those learning English as a second language (ELL).  While WYNN's features support all learning styles, the design is based upon Universal Design for Learning (UDL) concepts and can be used with any curriculum. 

TestTalker creates a computer version of a test, worksheet, or other form. The material looks like the paper rendition and is then converted into the spoken word.  The questions are read out loud, while highlighting them on the page.

Page1 of 1