Research Reports

IndiVisual Reading Pilot Programs
in the Houston Independent School District

A Research Report by Dr. Jeff Koon.
The report discusses recent findings in two middle schools in Houston, Texas, increasing the entire eighth-grade class passing rate by 10% over the previous year’s passing rate. Both schools increased an average of 14.7 Texas Learning Index (TLI) points from April 2001 to 2002. This increase is equal to an NCE gain on the TLI of five to six points.

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White Paper: South St. Paul Public Schools District Reluctant Readers Respond

A Research Report by Dr. Thomas Wicks.
In approximately 60 days, the intervention resulted in 26 of the 50 students passing their Basic Skills exam in reading, increasing the entire eighth-grade class passing rate by ten percent over the prior year’s student passing percentage.

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Case Studies

Richard R. Green School
Minneapolis, Minnesota (Urban)
Richard R. Green elementary school is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with 665 students in grades K-8. The 20-lesson group showed an average gain of 2.6 grade levels above the control group, the 10-lesson group increased 1.7 grade levels, and the 5-lesson group posted a 0.4 grade level gain.

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Crispus Attucks and New Dowling Middle Schools
Houston ISD, Houston, Texas (Urban)

Crispus Attucks and New Dowling are middle schools located in Houston, Texas. The schools have a combined total of 2,443 students in sixth- through eighth-grades.The IndiVisual Reading program contributed to significant gains in the reading ability of underachieving students involved in the pilot programs of Crispus Attucks and New Dowling middle schools. From prior-intervention to post-intervention, the participating students’ reading scores at both schools increased an average of 14.7 Texas Learning Index (TLI) points. This increase is equal to a Normal Curve Equivalents (NCE) gain on the TLI of 5-6 points.

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South St. Paul Public Schools District
South Saint Paul, Minnesota (Suburban)
The South St. Paul Public Schools District in South St. Paul, Minnesota, consists of 3,437 students. All participating students made significant gains in overall reading comprehension. With approximately 60 days of instruction under the supervision of a teacher's aide, the intervention resulted in 26 of the 50 students passing their BST exam in reading, increasing the entire eighth-grade class passing rate by 10 percent over the prior year's student passing percentage. Approximately 15 students were very close or "within range # "of succeeding.

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High Island School
High Island, Texas (Rural)

High Island School is located in High Island, Texas, with 285 students in grades K-12. In 12 weeks, the test group completed an average of 25 lessons and achieved an average 1.2 grade level increase on the Slossan Oral Reading Test. All students in the test group demonstrated positive gains while completing between 14 and 36 lessons.

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Sleepy Eye Public Schools
Sleepy Eye, Minnesota

Sleepy Eye Public Schools, located in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, hosted a summer migrant student program, developed by Minnesota Department of Children, Families & Learning (CFL). The program, funded by Title I, was designed to increase educational levels of migrant Hispanic students. IndiVisual’s experimental group gained one full grade level in reading performance above the control group. The CFL-based control group performed as expected, gaining 0.2 grade levels.

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