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Summer 2022


Research findings show phonological awareness is one of the most important skills and predictors of future reading success. Studies have also shown the link between phonemic awareness to reading abilities and the lack of pre-service and in-service teacher knowledge of basic language constructs. While looking at the research findings, a school improvement plan was created to include a supplemental phonemic awareness program to increase student knowledge and skills. It also increased teacher knowledge through a training and additional professional developments based on teacher needs. This project will add to previously collected data which compares proficiency in Lambert Elementary students to the local AEA and state of Iowa. It will also compare historical data within the school and growth from the beginning of the school year to the end of the school year. If implemented effectively, the goal is to see growth in student proficiency of phonemic awareness skills.