Gawura School Students in Sydney, Australia Make Significant Improvements in Reading Fluency
Australia, Elementary School Results, High Impact Tutoring, Indigenous Education, Learning Center on Campus (LCOC), Reading, Seeing Stars
The Gawura School, part of St. Andrew’s Cathedral School in Sydney, Australia, serves a percentage of students who are at-risk of reading failure. During the 2021 2022 school year, the Gawura School implemented Lindamood-Bell® instruction to address the specific needs of this student population. Twenty-two students received an average of 112 hours of Seeing Stars instruction to develop symbol imagery for reading. Instruction was delivered by Lindamood-Bell clinicians, and 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 reading and comprehension measures. Additionally, the 17-point percentile increase in reading fluency put these students within the normal range (25th-75th percentile). Their pre- to posttest results were statistically significant in all reading and fluency 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: 22 Average Age: 8.5
Average Hours of Instruction: 112
Lindamood-Bell Programs Implemented: Seeing Stars®
• Symbol Imagery Test
• Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Test-3rd
• Woodcock Reading Mastery Test-3rd (word attack)
• Wide Range Achievement Test-4th (reading—word recognition)
• Gray Oral Reading Tests-4th (rate, accuracy, fluency, and comprehension)