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ERIC Number: ED559917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 185
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3033-2478-9
Effectiveness of Foundations of Reading and the Direct Instruction Reading Program Corrective Reading
Bridges, Amanda Worley
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Wingate University
The Foundations of Reading course and the Direct Instruction reading program Corrective Reading are components of literacy instruction designed to meet the needs of struggling adolescent readers. An evaluation of the program's effectiveness within the district has not been conducted, and the impact on student achievement was unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of the programs as implemented at the research site. The research questions examine adolescent reading achievement and program implementation through a mixed methods approach. Using a t-test to determine if there was a statistical difference between the students' EOG data, the analysis indicated the groups were not statistically different and operated the same; thus, the null hypothesis was accepted. The next analysis was completed with an ANOVA for the student survey to review the motivation of reading scores. The analysis presented a statistically significant difference between the questions on students' survey. An additional chi square analysis indicated there was not a statistical difference between the groups. Teacher fidelity scores and student attendance were analyzed using a chi square analysis. The researcher found a statistical difference between the expected and the observed fidelity teacher scores. A statistical difference was found with student attendance between the lessons attended and the lessons not attended. The focus group transcription was analyzed by combining teacher comments into common themes. [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
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Language: English
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