For U.S. and Canadian teachers and school administrators:
Invitation to a Winter 2017 Reading Software Pilot

Quick facts about the Nessy Reading & Spelling pilot invite:

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or learn more?

To register, visit the sign up page and be sure to enter the activation code: DRW2017

Register by January 31, 2017 to ensure participation! You can start your pilot immediately after signing up. 

  • Nessy Learning, a leading international educational software company, is looking for Canadian and U.S. schools interested in participating in a free pilot of their Nessy Reading software program, currently used in over 10,000 schools world wide.
  • The pilot targets struggling readers from K-5 but can accommodate all students and ability ranges.
  • The software applies intensive Orton-Gillingham methods in a fun, multisensory game format
  • The pilot can begin immediately after you sign up and will run for 30 calendar days. 
  • Longer pilots can be arranged by contacting Nessy directly
  • Nessy Learning provides all software, orientation material and support material at no cost.
  • The pilot can easily supplement existing reading programs.
  • Three sessions of 30 minutes per week per student is the recommended time for using the software.
  • Schools are under no obligation to purchase software at the completion of the pilot.
  • Sign up by January 31, 2017 to ensure participation.

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Who can participate?

Are you a parent?

If you are a parent of a struggling reader and would love to see your child participate in a reading pilot, please let your teacher, school administration or special education coordinator know about the pilot and encourage them to participate.

Your recommendation can make a difference!

Nessy Learning is inviting teachers and school administrators from the U.S. and Canada who visit this website to participate in a  30 day pilot of their Nessy Reading software over the winter of 2017. 

Students do not have to be dyslexic or have difficulty reading to participate, although struggling or dyslexic readers will benefit most. There is no minimum number of students required for participation. One teacher in one classroom with one struggling reader is all that is required.

About the software: What is Nessy Reading?

Nessy Reading consists of a series of 100 lessons divided over 10 animated islands which systematically build upon each other in the development of core reading skills, all while applying the proven methods of Orton Gillingham principles. Below is a summary of software features.


  • 100 interactive lessons
  • Phonological awareness
  • Phonics
  • Word recognition
  • Vocabulary
  • Fluency
  • Comprehension
  • Spelling
  • Mnemonics


  • Orton-Gillingham principles
  • Multisensory game format
  • Systematic and incremental progression
  • Mastery at each stage before progressing
  • Cognitive skill building
  • Fun!

Eval & Reporting

  • Automatic adjustment of learning targets based on performance
  • Simple to understand performance data
  • Immediately identification of areas of individual difficulty


  • Supplement, not replace existing interventions
  • Allows students to work independently
  • 1000s of printable activities for reinforcement
Nessy on a tabletNessy Reading is now available on tablets

Technical requirements

  • Robust broadband internet connection
  • Chrome or Firefox browser recommended
  • Internet Explorer browser not supported
  • Full tablet accessibility, except iPad Mini

Note that you must begin your pilot within two weeks of sign-up or your account may be closed so that your pilot spot can be offered to another school.  If you are unable to start within the first two weeks, please contact Nessy at  to arrange a later start date.

Nessy Reading also includes 1000s of printable activities

Beyond the pilot

Reporting data will be available to school staff at every stage of the pilot, and each week participating teachers can receive an email report on student progress.

Your school will have the option of continuing to use Nessy by purchasing licenses, enjoying steep discounts for purchases of multiple licenses. If your school opts not to continue using the software, Nessy will thank you for participating in the pilot and your account will expire.  

How to participate

To register, visit the sign up page and be sure to enter the activation code: DRW2017

Please register by January 31, 2017 to ensure participation. 

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