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ERIC Number: ED529973
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
Reading First and Special Education: Examples of State-Level Collaboration. inForum
Muller, Eve
Project Forum
Reading First addresses a critical need by providing high quality reading instruction to public school students throughout the nation. According to the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), only 31% of fourth graders are at or above the proficient level in reading (Perie, Grigg, & Donahue, 2005). Evidence suggests that scientifically based reading instruction can help young readers succeed and the Reading First program focuses on improving literacy instruction for K-3 students. Reading First is intended to serve "all" students and a number of states have recognized that Reading First and special education can benefit from working together to meet the goal of improving literacy skills for students both with and without disabilities. The purpose of this study is to describe the collaborative relationship between Reading First and special education in six states. (Contains 2 footnote.)
Project Forum. Available from: National Association of State Directors of Special Education. 1800 Diagonal Road Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-519-3800; Fax: 703-519-3808; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), Project Forum
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Illinois; Indiana; Kansas; Montana; Tennessee
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress