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ERIC Number: ED550709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 164
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2679-5410-7
Reading Achievement in the State of Oklahoma: A Multiple Case Study of Three Successful Public Elementary Schools
Lindberg, Evalynne W.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Oral Roberts University
Purpose, Scope, and Method of Study. The purpose of this study was to identify and describe the curricular and instructional approaches of 3 Oklahoma elementary schools that demonstrated success in promoting and/or sustaining improvement in reading achievement. This qualitative study relied on a multiple case design utilizing participants based on a purposeful sample. The primary sources of data for this study were interviews with school personnel and direct observations at the 3 school sites. These 3 Title I schools served a diverse and low socioeconomic status student population. A cross-case synthesis technique was used to analyze the data. This technique treated each individual school site as a separate case study; yet it permitted the researcher to aggregate the findings across the 3 case studies. Findings and Conclusions. This study identified the common curricular and instructional approaches used by the 3 schools involved in this study. Five characteristics that contributed to the reading achievement success at these schools emerged from the cross-case data analysis. These schools (a) ensured that the core reading curriculum selected met the criteria for being predicated on scientifically based reading research and addressed the essential components of reading instruction, (b) provided an opportunity for teacher involvement in the curriculum selection process, (c) allotted a minimum of 90 minutes daily for reading and language arts instruction, (d) utilized a systematic data assessment process to inform and differentiate instruction, and (e) provided appropriate and ongoing teacher professional development. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma