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ERIC Number: ED511269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 31
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 196
Reading Mastery. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report
What Works Clearinghouse
"Reading Mastery," one of several curriculum components that constitute the "Direct Instruction" curriculum from SRA/McGraw-Hill, is designed to provide systematic instruction in reading to students in grades K-6. "Reading Mastery," which can be used as an intervention program for struggling readers, as a supplement to a school's core reading program, or as a stand-alone reading program, is available in three versions: (1) "Reading Mastery Classic" (for use in grades pre-K-3); (2) "Reading Mastery Plus" (for grades K-6); and (3) "Reading Mastery Signature Edition" (for use in grades K-5). During the implementation of "Reading Mastery," students are grouped with other students at a similar reading level, based on program placement tests. The program includes a continuous monitoring component. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviewed 175 studies on "Reading Mastery" for adolescent learners. One of these studies meets WWC evidence standards, and one study meets WWC evidence standards with reservations; the remaining 173 studies do not meet either WWC evidence standards or eligibility screens. Based on these studies, the WWC found potentially positive effects on reading fluency and no discernible effects on comprehension for adolescent learners. The conclusions presented in this report may change as new research emerges. Appendices include: (1) Study characteristics of Stockard, 2010 and Yu & Rachor, 2000; (2) Outcome measures for the reading fluency domain and the comprehension domain; (3) Summary of study findings included in the ratings for the reading fluency domain and the comprehension domain; (4) Summary of one-year implementation findings for the comprehension domain; (5) "Reading Mastery" ratings for the reading fluency domain and the comprehension domain; and (6) Extent of evidence by domain. (Contains 10 footnotes.) [For the 2008 report, see ED502619.]
What Works Clearinghouse. P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393. Tel: 866-503-6114; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED)
IES Funded: Yes