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ERIC Number: ED497796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 67
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 59
Evidence-Based Decisionmaking: Assessing Reading across the Curriculum Interventions. Issues & Answers. REL 2007-No. 003
Lewis, Karla; McColskey, Wendy; Anderson, Kim; Bowling, Treana; Dufford-Melendez, Kathleen; Wynn, Lucy
Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast
When selecting reading across the curriculum interventions, educators should consider the extent of the evidence base on intervention effectiveness and the fit with the school or district context, whether they are purchasing a product from vendors or developing it internally. This report provides guidance in the decisionmaking. This report looks at what reading across the curriculum interventions states and districts might consider in their plans to improve reading outcomes at the secondary level. Additionally, the report offers the following practical guidance to decisionmaking teams tasked with finding ways to support content-area teachers in improving reading across the curriculum: (1) Consider professional development interventions in light of a clear understanding of the changes desired and the local context; (2) Think about the selection of a professional development intervention as part of an evidence-based decisionmaking cycle; (3) Consider structuring a comprehensive planning process that goes beyond selecting a professional development intervention. Following a thoughtful evidence-based decisionmaking process should enhance the likelihood that a district or school reading across the curriculum initiative will achieve the desired outcomes. The following are appended: (1) Methodology; (2) Southeastern state summary; (3) Southeastern state profiles; (4) Intervention abstracts; and (5) Additional resources. (Contains 5 tables, 1 figure, and 1 box.) [This report was prepared for the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education by Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast administered by SERVE Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.]
Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast at SERVE Center. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 915 Northridge Street, Greensboro, NC 27403. Tel: 800-755-3277; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Florida; Georgia; Mississippi; North Carolina; South Carolina
IES Funded: Yes