Seeing Stars Students at Achievement Prep Make Significant Gains in Reading
Charter Schools, Elementary School Results, High Impact Tutoring, Learning Center on Campus (LCOC), Reading, Response to Intervention, RtI, Seeing Stars, Washington D.C.
Achievement Prep in Washington, D.C. serves a large percentage of students who are at-risk of reading failure. During the 2022-23 school year, Achievement Prep implemented Lindamood-Bell® instruction to address the specific needs of this student population. Twenty-four students received an average of 106.7 hours of Seeing Stars instruction to develop symbol imagery for reading. Instruction was delivered by Lindamood-Bell clinicians utilizing a Learning Center on Campus model. 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 in symbol imagery, phonemic awareness, word attack, spelling, reading accuracy, and reading fluency. Additionally, the 31-point percentile increase in phonemic awareness put these students within the normal range (25th-75th percentile). Their pre- to posttest results were statistically significant on all of the above 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: 24 Average Age: 9.3
Average Hours of Instruction: 106.7
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-5th (Spelling)
• Gray Oral Reading Tests-4th (Accuracy and Fluency)