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ERIC Number: ED537967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun-23
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Effective Beginning Reading Programs. [Educator's Summary]
Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education (NJ3)
What beginning reading programs have been proven to help students in grades K-1 to succeed? To find out, this review summarizes evidence on four types of programs designed to improve beginning reading achievement: (1) Reading Curricula (Curr), such as "Open Court Reading," "Reading Street," and other standard and alternative textbooks; (2) Instructional Technology (IT), such as "Waterford," "Lexia Learning Systems," and "Writing to Read"; (3) Instructional Process Programs (IP), such as cooperative learning and phonological awareness training; and (4) Combined Curriculum and Instructional Process Programs (Curr & IP), such as "Success for All" and "Direct Instruction." Overall, 63 experimental-control comparisons met the inclusion criteria, of which 19 used random assignment to treatments. Effect sizes (experimental-control differences as a proportion of a standard deviation) were averaged across studies, weighting by sample size. [For the full report, "Effective Beginning Reading Programs: A Best-Evidence Synthesis," see ED527638.]
Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education. Johns Hopkins University, 200 West Towsontown Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21204. Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education (CDDRE)