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Massachusetts Students Receiving Seeing Stars® Instruction Make Significant Improvements in Reading

Elementary School Results, Massachusetts, Seeing Stars

Massachusetts Students Receiving Seeing Stars® Instruction Make Significant Improvements in Reading

 

Background
Clifford M. Granger Elementary School in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts, serves a large percentage of students who are at-risk of reading failure. During the 2015-16 school year, Granger implemented Lindamood-Bell® instruction to address the specific needs of this student population. Nineteen students received an average of 67 hours of Seeing Stars instruction to develop symbol imagery for reading . Instruction was delivered by Granger teachers who received professional development in the Lindamood-Bell programs. Student gains were measured with two reading assessments.

 

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Results
On average, Seeing Stars students achieved significant improvements in reading. They made large standard score changes on both measures. Additionally, the 31-point percentile increase in word recognition put these students within the normal range (25th-75th percentile). Their pre- to posttest results were statistically significant on both 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
School Years: 2015-16
Number of Schools: 1
Number of Students: 19
Grade Levels: 1st-4th
Lindamood-Bell Programs Implemented: Seeing Stars®
Outcome Measures:
•Wide Range Achievement Test-4th (reading)
•Gray Oral Reading Tests-4th (comprehension)

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