TORC test results:


Student 1


Student 2


Student 3


Student 4


Student 5

The graphs above show how students' TORC test results have changed since the introduction of testing in term 2, 2008. Students were tested then and again at the end of 2008. The five students involved in the CLRP project were again tested at the beginning of term 2 and at the end of term 2 (a total of nine weeks) to compare how the CLRP project had impacted on them.

The graph shows the year level that the students at.

My Word Coach 'Expression Potential' Results:


The graph above shows the increase in the My Word Coach Expression Potential results. Eash student began at 20.The Expression Potential was fantastic as it gave students daily feedback as to how they were performing and it encouraged them to try harder every day. Each student was keen to score as high as possible.

Academic achievememt, Attitude to learning and Behaviour results:


The evaluation tool above was used as requested by the KB:NG team. All students improved or maintained their levels for each section. Four of the five students reached 'High' for academic achievement, attitiude to learning and behaviour. This is an excellent result.

Attendance and punctuality results for Literacy class attendance term 2


The graph above is based on data collected by myself and Anne Clark during Literacy class over the course of the term. We noted that as the term went on, punctuality really improved, with students who had previously been serial late attenders experiencing up to 14 on time days in a row. This is an excellent result.

Absence data results term 1 and term 2 comparison


This graph compares official school absence data and compares first and second terms. Two out of the five students were absent more often in term 2, however one student was ill for several weeks. Three of the five students were absent less often and in one case, markedly so. This is a good result.

At the end of the trial, students were surveyed again, this time about what their favourite part of the trial, gaming and how they felt about school.
  1. 80% of students thought their favourite part of the trial was 'fun'. 80% said 'exciting', 40% said 'different', 100% thought is was 'learning in a different way', 60% 'felt privileged' as no other group had use of the DS and 40% said love of video games.
  2. 100% of students said they learned new words, 80% said they learned more words, 60% said they learned how to spell and 60% said they learned interesting words.
  3. All students said they made more of an effort to come to school during the trial.
  4. All students said they made more of an effort to be on time to school/Literacy class during the trial.
  5. 75% of students said they feel more connected to school now.
  6. All students said that they feel more connected to their Literacy group now.