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Whangaparoa Primary School 2011

Two terms – 20 weeks’ tuition.  4 x 40 minutes per week

Criteria for inclusion on the trial:  Lowest achievers in each year group, limited to children scoring below the 20th percentile for all aspects.  Pre- and Post-Testing was done using the Lucid Range of assessment software.

Year

Group

No of Learners

Average Reading Gain

Average Spelling Gain

Verbal Reasoning Gain

Non-Verbal

Reasoning

Year 6

9

17 mths

10 mths

24 mths

15 mths

Year 5

10

12 mths

13 mths

26 mths

27 mths

Year 4

10

11 mths

14 mths

22 mths

18 mths

Year 3

6

NA

15 mths

16 mths

17 mths

Year 2

7

NA

14 mths

13 mths

12 mths

All

42

13 mths

13 mths

21 mths

18 mths

Sample Analysis of Individual Learners

Summary of pre- and post-testing using Lucid Assessment Programmes.   Both students below were part of the Whangaparoa Trial above.

 

Year 2 Student

Assessed using Lucid CoPS

Year 5 Student

Assessed using LASS Junior, Lucid Ability and Schonell Spelling

 

The above results not only show significant improvements in literacy skills, but also similar (or even greater) improvements in all of the processing skills involved in literacy.  The scores for verbal and non-verbal reasoning also indicates increases in cognitive efficiency as a direct result of working on Steps.

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