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ERIC Number: ED616060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 44
Abstractor: As Provided
Intensive Intervention for Upper Elementary Students with Severe Reading Comprehension Difficulties
Wanzek, Jeanne; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Schatschneider, Christopher; Donegan, Rachel E.; Rivas, Brenna; Jones, Francesca; Petscher, Yaacov
Grantee Submission
This study examined the effectiveness of the intensive implementation of a multicomponent reading intervention (Voyager Passport) with 306 fourth grade students with severe reading difficulties. Students with reading comprehension achievement below the 15%ile in the fall of fourth grade were randomly assigned to the intensive intervention or to typical school services. Students assigned to the intensive intervention were placed in instructional groups of 2-3 students and received daily, 45 min sessions of supplemental, multicomponent reading intervention throughout the school year. Students in the intensive intervention significantly outperformed their peers receiving typical school services in word reading (ES = 0.25) and word reading fluency (ES = 0.19). Study groups performed similarly on measures of reading fluency and comprehension. Ultimately, students with severe reading difficulties accelerated their word reading and word reading efficiency achievement, but the acceleration was not enough to also accelerate their reading fluency or reading comprehension. [This paper was published in "Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness" v13 p408-429 2020 (EJ1261968).]
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement; Test of Word Reading Efficiency; Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS); Woodcock Reading Mastery Test; Gates MacGinitie Reading Tests
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324A150269