Lexia Learning Releases New White Paper for Educators

BOSTON, Feb. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

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According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress’ reading assessment, only a third of the students in each of the grades evaluated scored at or above proficiency. And while schools’ own end-of-year assessment results tell which students are not reading proficiently, those results do not identify why. Dr. Suzanne Carreker, the principal educational content lead at Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone® (NYSE: RST) company and author of a new white paper titled “Supporting Non-Proficient Adolescent Readers: Identifying and Addressing Why They Struggle,” explores the causes of non-proficient reading and possible solutions.

“It is not always easy to pinpoint exactly why an adolescent reader does not read proficiently but if the reasons are not identified and addressed, that student will continue to struggle,” said Carreker. “And since proficiency in reading impacts all subjects across the secondary curriculum, time is of the essence where non-proficient adolescent readers are concerned. The effects go beyond their academic careers. Proficient readers in grades 6-12 are headed toward a future of greater academic success and economic opportunities. As the adage says, ‘the more you learn, the more you earn.’”

In the white paper, Carreker discusses the different ways in which students exhibit non-proficiency, such as students who demonstrate deep knowledge and vocabulary in class discussions but read slowly and inaccurately; or students who read flawlessly but without comprehension. She examines the multiple causes for variability in reading proficiency among adolescent readers, giving special attention to two mutually-dependent factors responsible for reading comprehension — decoding and linguistic comprehension.

“Supporting Non-Proficient Adolescent Readers” also presents four learner personas that illustrate the traits and behaviors of students struggling with decoding, linguistic comprehension or both. Learner personas can help in identifying the causes of non-proficient reading and the instructional needs of real students who share the same traits and behaviors.

“The preponderance of non-proficient readers will have decoding or linguistic comprehension issues, but that is not always the case,” advised Carreker. The white paper also discusses special considerations such as English language learner status and other elements that could cause or complicate proficiency problems.

“Knowing and addressing the why, the underlying cause, will assist in helping to improve students deep analysis and comprehension of increasingly complex text,” said Carreker. “That, in turn, will lead to improved end-of-year assessment scores and all the benefits that come with them.”

A complimentary copy of “Supporting Non-Proficient Adolescent Readers” can be downloaded at https://www.lexialearning.com/resources/white-papers/supporting-non-proficient-adolescent-readers?utm_source=press-release&utm_medium=PR&utm_campaign=AdLitWPPR.

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About Lexia Learning
Lexia Learning, a division of Rosetta Stone, empowers educators through adaptive assessment and personalized instruction. For more than 30 years, the company has been on the leading edge of research and product development as it relates to student reading skills. With a robust offering that includes solutions for differentiated instruction, personalized learning and assessment, Lexia Learning provides educators with the tools to intensify and accelerate literacy skills development for students of all abilities. For more information, visit www.lexialearning.com.

About Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST) is dedicated to changing people’s lives through the power of language and literacy education. The company’s innovative digital solutions drive positive learning outcomes for the inspired learner at home or in schools and workplaces around the world.

Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone’s language division uses cloud-based solutions to help all types of learners read, write, and speak more than 30 languages. Lexia Learning, Rosetta Stone’s literacy education division, was founded more than 30 years ago and is a leader in the literacy education space. Today, Lexia helps students build fundamental reading skills through its rigorously researched, independently evaluated, and widely respected instruction and assessment programs. For more information, visit www.rosettastone.com.

“Rosetta Stone” is a registered trademark or trademark of Rosetta Stone Ltd. in the United States and other countries.

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Robin Systems chooses Veracity to deliver Robin Cloud Platform for Big-Data, NoSQL and Enterprise Databases in Israel

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Robin Systems, the leading container-based Application-Defined Infrastructure (ADI) software provider, today announced that it is partnering with Veracity, a major Israeli Systems Integrator to bring enterprise customers its industry leading Robin Cloud platform for Big-Data, NoSQL and enterprise databases.

Veracity is focused on delivering Big-Data, NoSQL and RDBMS turn-key solutions and services that help enterprises increase agility across the entire application lifecycle for both DevOps and IT.

In addition to launching Robin Cloud Platform in the Israeli market, Veracity will host a “Robin Big-Data Day” in April 2018 for Enterprise customers looking for an agile & efficient solution to deploy and simplify lifecycle management, whilst optimizing on cost via consolidation and licensing.

“Recognizing that the Israeli market is very competitive, innovative and ahead of the curve when it comes to modern technologies, it was a win-win decision for us to partner with Veracity,” said Premal Buch, CEO of Robin Systems. “The company’s strategy and solutions align very well with our own, making it the best choice for taking to market and implementing our modern Cloud Platform for Big-Data, NoSQL & Enterprise RDBMS. Veracity has already started multiple enterprise engagements using Robin which is very impressive and speaks to the market demand for the solution.  We’re looking forward to next steps and Robin Big-Data day in Israel in April.”

“Our partnership with Robin Systems comes as a natural extension of our market leading Big-Data solutions in Israel,” said Yaron Altshuler, Veracity CEO. “Our experience with introducing innovative technology as Splunk to the Israeli market is extensive and we are excited about the opportunity to do the same for Robin. We are seeing an increasing demand among our customers for simplified yet robust solutions for Big-Data. Robin provides a unique, very well-differentiated solution that features an application-defined infrastructure that is perfectly suited for distributed and clustered data-heavy use cases.  Unlike Redhat, Openshift or Mesosphere that are optimized primarily for simple stateless use cases, Robin Cloud Platform clearly addresses the entire Application and the complex Pipeline angle from compute thru network overlay to scalable high-performance block storage,” added Altshuler.

Robin Cloud Platform (RCP)
RCP is a container-based software solution that sits between the application and the infrastructure and brings an app-store 1-click experience to Deploy, Manage and Consolidate complex application pipelines – define once and run anywhere.

The platform offers rich interfaces from GUI, to CLI to fully programmable automated REST APIs.  Robin also offers a Free and Fully Featured Community Edition (CE) of its Cloud Platform for Big-Data, NoSQL & Enterprise Databases. Simply download your free for life copy, with up to 5 nodes at any capacity.

About Veracity
Veracity Ltd is a leading international Software and Hardware Infrastructure Integrator company, with expertise in database software, hardware and professional services. Our staff includes a variety of IT professionals and we are deployed within hundreds of companies in Israel, US and Europe. Veracity offers high quality services and knowledge in most of the Big-Data platforms – including Exadata, GreenPlum, Vertica, Nettezza, Hadoop, Hive, HBase, Cloudera, Pentaho etc. Our expertise in design, implementation and support, combined with well managed efficient projects, brings maximum Performance and Availability in Big Data systems.

The company is a member of the EMET Group, a full-service solution provider. Founded in 1984, EMET specializes in Data-Center, Cloud and Information Technologies.

About Robin Systems
Robin is transforming the way enterprise applications drive the infrastructure by bringing together purposely built container-aware block storage with application-aware fabric into the cloud (private and/or public). This demonstrates unique benefits to distributed, clustered and stateful applications including Big-Data and Databases. With a team that includes industry veterans from leading enterprise technology companies such as NetApp, Oracle, and Veritas, Robin seeks to disrupt the $20 billion-plus virtualization market with its container-based compute and storage platform software that delivers better performance higher consolidation and a much simpler application lifecycle management than traditional hypervisor-based virtualization. Founded in 2013, the San Jose California-based company has raised more than $27 million in venture funding from leading investors such as Clear VenturesDN CapitalUSAA, and Hasso Plattner Ventures.

Website: www.RobinSystems.com
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VIQ Announces Veteran Court Technology Executive to Lead Global Justice Solutions Initiatives

TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VIQ Solutions Inc. (“VIQ” or “VIQ Solutions”) (TSX Venture:VQS), a global expert providing a cybersecurity protected technology and service platform for digital evidence capture and content management, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kurt Maddox, a widely respected executive with a proven track record of enabling courts through technological innovation.

“Kurt brings a deep commitment of courts to our leadership team, along with more than a decade of proven success working with the world’s most innovative courts,” said Peter Kostandenou, Chief Marketing Officer of VIQ Solutions.

“We are building a world-class team to serve our expanding global justice clients. Kurt’s extensive industry depth within the justice sector will ensure client value,” Mr. Kostandenou said. “Kurt will focus on growing our core judicial business, increasing partnerships with courts, best-in-class AV integrators, and developing strategic alliances. He will also work with global organizations committed to the improvement of court operations.”

“VIQ is acknowledged as leading the digital media evidence field, including digital court recording, for over 20 years. From modest beginnings, we have grown to be the recognized expert in the capture and management of digital audio, video and files, with cutting-edge features and technologies.  We are excited Kurt is joining our organization and the value he brings to our judicial business,” said Sebastien Pare, President and CEO of VIQ Solutions.

Prior to joining VIQ, Kurt was Chief Evangelist for Justice AV Solutions and most recently Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Australia-based For The Record (FTR). He also held management positions with Merrill Lynch, Covad Communications, and FranklinCovey.

VIQ Solutions also announced today that on February 14, 2018, 375,000 stock options were granted to Directors of the Company. The options were granted in accordance with the Company’s stock option plan and have an exercise price of $0.30 per share, with a five-year term, vesting a third on the grant date, and an additional third vesting on each of the next two grant date anniversaries.

About VIQ Solutions Inc.

VIQ Solutions is the leading global technology platform for ultra-secure digital evidence capture and content management. Our modular software allows customers to onboard the VIQ platform at any stage of their organization’s digitization, from digital content capture with video and audio devices to online collaboration, mobility, data analytics and integration with sensors, facial recognition, speech recognition and case management or patient record systems. VIQ’s technology leads the industry in security, meeting the highest international standards for digital/cybersecurity and privacy, including military and medical regulations.

Our solutions are used in over 20 countries with tens of thousands of users in over 200 government and private agencies including law enforcement, immigration, medical, legal, insurance, courts, and transportation and transcription services. VIQ also provides end-to-end transcription services to several large government agencies through our Australian reporting and transcription partners. VIQ partners worldwide with security integrators, audio video specialists, and hardware and data storage suppliers. Managing digital media evidence is what we do, and we do it better than anyone else.
For more information about VIQ Solutions, please visit www.viqsolutions.com.

For further information: Peter Kostandenou, CMO, VIQ Solutions, (905) 948-8266 ext. 213, email: peter@viqsolutions.com.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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