Fulton County Schools—K-5 Elementary Students
Georgia, Progress Monitoring, Special Education
Fulton County Schoolsin Georgia serves a large percentage of students who are at-risk of reading failure. During the 2019- 20 school year, Fulton County implemented Lindamood-Bell® instruction to address the specific needs of its Special Education students. 263 students received 1 semester of small-group Seeing Stars instruction to develop symbol imagery for reading. Instruction was delivered by Fulton County teachers who received professional development in the programs created by Lindamood-Bell’s founders. Student gains were measured with the iReady Reading Assessment.
On average, Seeing Stars students achieved significant improvements in reading. They made larger scale scored gains than the control group on all measures. Additionally, intervention students met 110% of typical growth and 52% of stretch growth. 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: 2019-20 Fall to Winter Growth
Number of Students: 416
Timeline of Instruction: 1 Semester
Program Implemented: Seeing Stars®
• i-Ready Reading Assessment