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Research & Efficacy

The Research Basis for IntelliTools Products

Our Research in Differentiated Instruction

Beginning in 1991, IntelliTools has conducted extensive research in differentiated instruction for literacy and math. Projects have been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under the leadership of Co-Founder and CEO, Arjan Khalsa.

The primary focus of this research has been student interaction with curriculum software and finding the best ways to help students learn and understand important curricular topics. Our goal is to create high-quality, effective educational software that is engaging for students and meets or exceeds national and state curriculum standards. The results are award-winning products that serve all students learning styles and produce results.

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Research Validates Improved Student Learning

Driving our research has been our understanding that students learn differently. Some need to hear information before it is absorbed. Others need visual cues. Some need to physically manipulate. Others have to write things down. Some see the big picture. Others start with details and build.

Our products today reflect the findings of our research. All of our products support varying learning styles:

  • incorporating text
  • graphics
  • animation
  • onscreen manipulation
  • speech output
  • recorded sounds
Our literacy research helped us to develop products that encourage reading comprehension, phonics, and writing for students who struggle. Our math research found that our prototype software encouraged inclusion and success in math among students with diverse learning needs.

All of our products employ universal design, in environments that automatically enable speech, single switch scanning, and creating IntelliKeys® Overlays, in addition to access by a standard keyboard or mouse, touch screen, and most currently used alternative input methods.

And all of our products serve the full spectrum of K-8 students, including achieving students, struggling students, English language learners, and students with special needs—truly meeting the needs of today's diverse classroom.

Classroom Suite Research Report
How CLT products: Classroom Suite and Kurzweil 3000 support English Language Learners
IntelliTools Math Research Report
IntelliTools Literacy Research Report