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Stepping Stones to Literacy
Beginning Reading

Stepping Stones to Literacy was found to have positive effects on student outcomes in the alphabetics domain.

Stepping Stones to Literacy (SSL) is a supplemental curriculum designed to promote listening, print conventions, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, and serial processing/rapid naming (quickly naming familiar visual symbols and stimuli, such as letters or colors). The program targets older preschool and kindergarten students who are considered to be underachieving readers, based on teacher’s recommendations, assessments, and systematic screening. Students participate in 10- to 20-minute daily lessons in a small group or individually. The curriculum consists of 25 lessons, for a total of 9–15 hours of instructional time.

Findings

2
studies that met standards out of
2
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Alphabetics Positive effects K
 
 
30

Last Updated: June 2007

Race

Asian
2%
Black
19%
White
69%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
9%
Not Hispanic
90%

Gender

Male: 81%
Female: 18%

Free & Reduced-Price Lunch

47%

English Learners

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6%

Delivery Method

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Individual


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This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by American Institutes for Research under contract ED-02-CO-0022.

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