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Poor Reader Becomes a Top Achiever
Kayla Swan, at the time a Grade 3 learner, started at Edublox in May 2010. First attending two lessons per week, and after two terms one lesson per week, Kayla went from being a struggling reader, who scored 1ís and 2ís on her school report for reading activities, to one who scores 4ís and an average of 82%.
KAYLAíS SCHOOL REPORT, DECEMBER 2009
Kayla struggled with reading. She scored 1 (not achieved) and 2 (partially achieved) on her Grade 2 year-end report for reading activities:
EDUBLOX ASSESSMENT, 27 APRIL 2010
Kayla was assessed on the Essi Reading and Spelling Test, on a Grade 3, 2nd term level. Norms for the tests, available for each term, have been calculated in the form of stanines and percentile ranks.
Of children doing the test,
4% score a stanine of 1 (VERY POOR)
Kayla scored 1 out of 20 for the reading test, which equals a stanine of 1 (VERY POOR). She scored a stanine of 5 (AVERAGE) for the spelling test.
Her oral reading speed was 62 words per minute.
Our assessment determined that Kayla was struggling with reading as a result of weak cognitive skills, especially visual, auditory and iconic memory (iconic memory determines a personís eye-span). She scored
She had no directionality problem.
EDUBLOX RE-ASSESSMENT, 3 DECEMBER 2011
Kayla was again tested on the Essi Reading and Spelling Test, this time on a Grade 4, 4th term level.
She scored 16 out of 20 for the reading test, which equals a stanine of 6 (AVERAGE), and means her reading is now on par.
Her oral reading speed was now 143 words per minute.
She was also tested on the Essi Spelling Test, on a Grade 4, 4th term level. She scored 18 out of 20 for the test, which equals a stanine of 7 (GOOD).
Eye Span and Logical Thinking were not re-assessed.
It was clear Kayla no longer needed to attend Edublox classes, and the classes were discontinued. As a follow-up she attended Studiblox, a 15-hour course on study techniques and study methods.
KAYLAíS SCHOOL REPORT, APRIL 2012
Kaylaís average is 82%!