We needed better tools, so we built them.
Reading Success Lab began after a hard fought tennis match between close friends Mike Royer and Jeremy Wise. Mike was struggling with the tools available to him for conducting his research on students with learning difficulties at University of Massachusetts. He found existing tools did not provide the kind of measurement and intervention necessary to conduct his research. Knowing that Jeremy was an experienced software developor and hardware developer for specific kinds of data collection. Mike explained his needs and asked if Jeremy was interested in developing a system for collecting accuracy and response time data appropriate for use as a research tool in research labs such as his. Jeremy said “Yes”, and so began the Reading Success Lab System.
Mike’s research documented that the assessment and intervention capabilities of the system that Jeremy designed were effective, and in 2001 Jeremy and Mike to created Educational Help Inc., which began to market the system that Jeremy had created. At first the product was specific for conducting research and marketed to university researchers. In 2003 Reading Success Lab was created with the specific goal of creating assessment and intervention products that could be used at home, in school settings, in tutoring settings, and in research laboratories. This required a thorough re-engineering of the products and these products first became available to the public in 2004. Since then Reading Success Lab has undergone another complete revision. The old products ran on individual PCs and PC networks. The newest version of the system is web-based and runs through the browser on a computer system.
The Reading Success Lab system has changed enormously since its first introduction. The Educational Help team is continuously improving the product line based on the needs, feedback and requests of our customers. In addition, in the near future Educational Help Inc. will launch a second product line marketed on another web site, Math Success Lab. The math products will be based on the math research Mike has completed in his university research laboratory.