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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:

Report Dec 2009

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)
19% score a stanine of 2 or 3 (POOR)
54% score a stanine of 4, 5 or 6 (AVERAGE)
19% score a stanine of 7 or 8 (GOOD)
4% score a stanine of 9 (VERY GOOD)

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
90% on the Form Perception Assessment
56% on the Visual Memory Assessment
54% on the Auditory Memory Assessment
54% on the Eye Span Assessment
78% on the Logical Thinking Assessment

She had no directionality problem.

SCALE:
90%-100% — Very good/Development will further increase the skill level.
80%-89% — Good/Development will further increase the skill level.
70%-79% — Average/Development is necessary.
0%-69% — Below average/Development is essential.

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).

She scored
100% on the Form Perception Assessment
100% on the Visual Memory Assessment
100% on the Auditory Memory Assessment

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%!

Report April 2012