School Results

School Results

Colorado Special Education Students Receiving Seeing Stars Instruction Make Significant Improvements in Reading

Colorado, Elementary School Results, Reading, Seeing Stars, Special Education, Visualizing and Verbalizing

Colorado Special Education Students Receiving Seeing Stars Instruction Make Significant Improvements in Reading

 

Background
La Jara Elementary School in La Jara, Colorado, serves a large percentage of students who are at-risk of reading failure. During the 2015-16 school year, La Jara implemented Lindamood-Bell® instruction to address the specific needs of this student population. This project was funded by a Colorado Department of Education grant, Increasing Achievement and Growth Grant: Literacy for All Students with Disabilities, pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Nineteen Special Education students or students in need of Special Education services received an average of 145 hours of primarily Seeing Stars instruction to develop symbol imagery for reading. Instruction was delivered by La Jara teachers who received professional development in the Lindamood-Bell programs. Student gains were measured with a battery of reading assessments.

 

Results
On average, Seeing Stars students achieved significant improvements in reading. They made large standard score changes on all measures. Additionally, the 37-point percentile increase in word attack put these students within the normal range (25th-75th percentile). Their pre- to posttest results were statistically significant on all measures. The results of this study illustrate that Lindamood-Bell instruction in the Seeing Stars program leads to improved reading, which is essential to achieving success with school curricula.

Profile
Number of Students: 19
Grade Levels: K-5th
Lindamood-Bell Programs Implemented: Seeing Stars®
Outcome Measures:
·  Woodcock Reading Mastery Test-3rd (word attack)
·  Wide Range Achievement Test-4th (reading)
·  Gray Oral Reading Tests-4th (comprehension)

Connect with us

Follow us for the latest news, stories, and more!

Menu
Chat Connect
Loading ...

Get In Touch

Tell us about you, and we will be in touch shortly.

* required

Request an Info Pack

Please fill out the form and an info pack will be mailed to you.

* required

Receive Exclusive Updates

* required

Schedule an Evaluation

Please fill out the form and we will be in touch to schedule an evaluation.

* required

Let's be Social

Chat with a Live Representative