Broad-Based Improvement of Cognitive Ability
Product Studied: BrainWare SAFARI
|Subjects||257 students, all 2nd grade students in 3 schools, low SES, Horry County Schools, Conway, SC|
|Usage||2-3 sessions per week, 30 minutes per session, 17 weeks|
|Assessment||Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)|
Summary of Findings: Overall student performance on the CogAT increased, with the average composite score rising 11 points, and with 75% of students improving their scores on at least 3 subtest areas. More students qualified for the gifted program following their use of BrainWare SAFARI. The distribution of percentile rankings shifted markedly between the two administrations of the tests, with significantly fewer students scoring in the lowest percentiles and many more performing at higher percentile rankings. The percentage of students scoring at the 91st percentile or higher increased from 3% to 10%.