IEBE Research

An Experimental Investigation of LEAP

Texas Instruments Foundation

This project was designed to determine the efficacy of the Language Enrichment Activities Program (LEAP).  Conducted in public schools in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD from 2004 through 2005, this study compared the reading-readiness skills of children at-risk for future reading and learning difficulties due to low SES or English language-learning issues in a preschool classroom that used the LEAP curriculum to the reading readiness skills of "regular" children who were taught with the LEAP curriculum in another preschool classroom in the same building.