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Microsoft’s AI tool empowers students to master reading skills confidently.

3 months ago

TLDR: Microsoft has developed an AI-powered tool called Reading Coach to help elementary students in India, the UK, and the USA learn how to read. The tool is currently in public preview and is being tested by several hundred students, with the largest group consisting of 75 students in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District in South California. Reading Coach allows students to create their own stories using AI and detects words they find challenging, guiding them to practice those words independently. Teachers can track students’ progress and use the tool to assess reading fluency.

Microsoft has launched a new version of its Reading Coach tool, an artificial intelligence-powered platform that helps elementary students in India, the UK, and the USA learn how to read. Currently in public preview, the tool is being tested by several hundred students, including a group of 75 students in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District in South California. Students can use the tool to create their own stories using AI, with various character and location options. The tool detects challenging words and guides students to practice them independently.

Teachers can track students’ progress and use the tool to assess reading fluency. The tool allows them to consistently assess reading skills and adapt instruction accordingly. Content in Reading Coach is currently only available in US English, but other languages and dialects will be added in the future.