Eagle Academy Public Charter School – Decoding
Charter Schools, Elementary School Results, Reading, Response to Intervention, RtI, Seeing Stars, Washington D.C.
Eagle Academy Public Charter School in Washington, DC, serves a large percentage of students who are at-risk of reading failure. During the 2021-22 school year, Eagle Academy implemented Lindamood-Bell® instruction to address the specific needs of this student population. Twenty-eight students received an average of 57.8 hours of Seeing Stars instruction to develop symbol imagery for reading. Instruction was delivered by Eagle Academy teachers who received professional development in the programs developed by Lindamood-Bell’s founders. Student gains were measured with a battery of reading assessments.
On average, Seeing Stars students achieved significant improvements in reading. They made large standard score changes on nearly all measures. Additionally, the 33-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 most 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.
Number of Students: 28 Average Age: 7.3
Average Hours of Instruction: 57.8
Lindamood-Bell Programs Implemented: Seeing Stars®
• Symbol Imagery Test
• Woodcock Reading Mastery Test-3rd (word attack)
• Wide Range Achievement Test-4th (word recognition and spelling)
• Gray Oral Reading Tests-4th (accuracy, fluency, and comprehension)
• Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-5th (vocabulary)