Special Needs Students Benefit from Use of BrainWare SAFARI
Product Studied: BrainWare SAFARI
|Subjects||7 3rd grade students, identified as special needs, as part of a larger study. 5 students ended up in the treatment group and 2 in the non-treatment group. Fillmore Unified School District, Fillmore, CA.|
|Usage||3 sessions per week, 30 minutes per session, 11 weeks|
|Assessment||OLSAT, California State Test (ELA and Math)|
Summary of Findings: Two students in the treatment group experienced large gains on the OLSAT and on state test scores following their use of BrainWare SAFARI. Neither of the students in the non-treatment group showed improvement. One of the two students achieved a 27 percentile-point increase on their total OLSAT score. In 2nd grade, this student received a scaled score on the California state test 116 units below the state-wide median. In third grade, following use of BrainWare SAFARI, this student scored 80 units above the state median score, moving from Far Below Basic to Advanced on the ELA. The second student achieved a 15 percentile-point increase on the total OLSAT score. In 2nd grade, this student scored 78 units behind the state-wide median on the state test. In 3rd grade, the student closed the gap to the state-wide median to 23 units, moving from Below Basic in ELA to Basic and from Basic to Advanced in Math.