After completing the Building Blocks Phonics Curriculum, students typically improve two grade levels in phonics and comprehension skills. There was a noticeable increase in confidence, accuracy, and fluency. Students participating in the study ranged in ability level from typical to struggling readers. Parent feedback indicated higher test scores, improved risk taking when faced with difficult academic tasks, and increased stamina.

Students participated in the study for 8 weeks. Students attended 50 minute tutoring sessions, on average two times a week.