This study involved 114 Kindergarten students; 41 (36%) did not have GrapeSEED while 73 (64%) did receive GrapeSEED training. To evaluate the impact of the program on literacy, all students were assessed using the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) and three assessments from the Michigan Literacy Progress Profile (MLPP): Letter ID, Known Words, and Hearing and Recording Sounds in Words.
Impact on at risk kindergarten and first grade students in Clintondale public schools (SY 2013-2014)
This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the GrapeSEED program when used with English-speaking Kindergarten and First Grade students from an economically deprived area (100% Free and Reduced Lunch). From September to May 2014, a total of 71 Kindergarten and 85 First Grade students participated.
In Spring 2014, Berrien Springs ELL students in Grades K, 1 and 2, all of whom have received GrapeSEED training, were tested using the WIDA assessment. In this report, English language proficiency scores are reported for each grade level for each of the four language domains and three composites as follows...