Elijah – Year 3

Elijah* began working with Educate Tutoring in Term Two, 2019. He has been following a Spalding-based literacy program focusing on the sound/symbol connection, word analysis and developing decoding and encoding skills.

The graphs below show Elijah’s reading progress as measured by two different assessments.

READING ASSESSMENT A

Phonics, Decoding and Word Comprehension

At the time of initial assessment, Elijah’s chronological age was 8 years and 1 month. His reading age^ was 7 years and 7 months, approximately six months below the expected level for his chronological age.

After five months of tutoring, Elijah’s chronological age was 8 years and 6 months. His reading age of 8 years and 9 months showed an overall increase of 14 months – three months above the expected standard for his chronological age.

READING ASSESSMENT B

Word Decoding

As with Reading Assessment A, Elijah’s chronological age at the time of initial assessment was 8 years and 1 month. His reading age^ was 7 years and 4 months, approximately nine months below the expected level for his chronological age.

After seven months of tutoring, Elijah’s chronological age was 8 years and 8 months. His reading age of 8 years and 10 months showed an overall increase of 18 months – two months above the expected standard for his chronological age.

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Elijah’s family frequently express their gratitude and believe that this ongoing progress would not be possible without the support of Educate Tutoring.

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*Student details have been changed.
^ Equivalent reading ages calculated using standardised test norms.

Please note these results were obtained through an individual Academic Intervention Program consisting of weekly one-hour tutorials over a seven month duration. 

Educate Tutoring cannot guarantee results as student progress is dependent on a range of factors including but not limited to:

  • Consistent tuition attendance
  • Family commitment and support
  • Student engagement