We really do love Essential Skills programs. Our students are using them two or three times per week. We have won the Blue Ribbon award in our state for significant improvement in test scores and we believe that Essential Skills had a significant role to play in our achieving this award.

Judy Walker, Teacher
Sacramento Elementary, Sacramento, Kentucky

Essential Skills programs work really well with the Success for Reading Program. We use the programs in Kindergarten, grades one and two. The programs help build the students' vocabulary. I have recommended the programs to other schools in our district.

Peter Bohne, Teacher
Jacob Elementary, Louisville, Kentucky

We use ESS programs as much as possible - everyday last year. The students enjoy them and are not bored with them. I like Sight Words because it uses the Dolch word list. The students must learn these words.

Alena Woofter, Teacher
Flat Gap Elementary, Flatgap, Kentucky

We really enjoy Essential Skills programs. The kids love them too and have made noticeable performance gains using the software. We like the fact that the programs have increasing difficulty to challenge the students.

Cheryl Gilliam, Teacher
Longfellow Elementary, Mayfield, Kentucky

Reading Comprehension and Sight Words are used in our school. The more the students use the programs, the more their reading scores go up.

Alma Click, Teacher
West Irvine Elementary, Irvine, Kentucky

We use your programs all the time. All of our kindergartens and grade ones and some grade twos are using the software. The teachers will pick out the skill they want the students to learn that day. We have recommended the software to other schools.

Boyd Huffman, Teacher
Lansdowne Elementary, Lexington, Kentucky

We use ESS programs everyday and have noticed great improvements with our grade one students. I particularly like the Marks Manager as I can identify where a child is having difficulty. I have encouraged other teachers in our school to use the programs.

Vickie Dedman, Teacher
Saffell Street Elementary, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky

We purchased site licenses in 2003. We use the programs with struggling readers as an intervention strategy. They are very motivational and all of our students have made gains. I like that we can get immediate scores and progress reports. I also like the fact that they are reasonably priced. I would love to get all your programs.

Linda Riley, Teacher
Buffalo Elementary, Buffalo, Kentucky

We originally purchased Essential Skills programs for our Special Ed. department. We have three Special Ed. teachers using them. We have also implemented several programs with our regular elementary classes. We have ordered more programs and we are very pleased with them. We get results from this software!

Bettie Hart, Reading Recovery
Overdale Elementary, Louisvale, Kentucky

We use the great spelling programs from Essential Skills. The activities address the learning styles of all our students and we really like the option of being able to create our own custom spelling lists.

Donna Bradley, Computer Teacher
Meadow Lands Elementary, Owensboro, Kentucky