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ERIC Number: ED551666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 77
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2678-1041-0
The Effects of Marzano's Six Step Vocabulary Process, on Fourth Grade Students' Vocabulary Knowledge, Fluency, and Sentence Complexity
Suing, Janet S.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Nebraska at Omaha
This exploratory study examined the ways in which fourth grade students, in an urban setting, responded to a nine-week implementation of Marzano's Six Step Vocabulary Process. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between the direct instruction of vocabulary and the effects on student achievement as measured by Vocabulary Words Assessments, Rigby Reading A-Z Fluency Assessments, and Sentence Complexity Assessments. The researcher explored the impact of the vocabulary intervention on two groups of students, fourth graders in Group 1 (students predicted to score below state reading standards) and fourth graders in Group 2 (students predicted to meet or exceed state reading standards). Predictions were based on Acuity testing. The core question that guided this research was the following: Is there a statistically significant difference in vocabulary, fluency, and sentence complexity scores between Group 1 and Group 2? Data were collected from 21 fourth grade students and analysis revealed that there was a statistically significant gain in vocabulary knowledge for both groups. Effect sizes in this nine-week study correlate to a 32-33 percentile gain in student achievement, suggesting counters to Fourth Grade Slump and Summer Learning Loss. [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; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
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Language: English
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