Cognitive Skills Development Helps Close the Gap for Students Performing Below Grade Level

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Cognitive Skills Development Helps Close the Gap for Students Performing Below Grade Level

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Product Studied:           BrainWare SAFARI

Subjects     214 students in 3rd through 6th grades, subgroup of students with IEPs, Millville Area School District, Millville, PA
Usage3 sessions per week, 30 minutes per session, 14 weeks
AssessmentDIBELS ORF in 3rd and 4th grade, GRADE reading assessment in 5th and 6th grade

Summary of Findings:  Test scores were compared to prior year test scores for all students.  Students who performed below grade level the prior year experienced significant gains following their use of BrainWare SAFARI and average performance narrowed or closed the gap.  For students with IEPs, the 3rd-grade students more than doubled their WPM gains and significantly narrowed the gap.  The4th-gradee students with IEPs also narrowed the gap to grade level on the DIBELS ORF.  The 5th-grade students with IEPs moved from significantly behind grade level the previous year on the GRADE assessment to ahead of grade level following their use of BrainWare SAFARI.  The 6th-grade students with IEPs gained twice the expected growth on the GRADE test and narrowed the gap to grade level.

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