ERIC Number: EJ1079599
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
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Building Tier 3 Intervention for Long-Term Slow Growers in Grades 3-4: A Pilot Study
Sanchez, Victoria M.; O'Connor, Rollanda E.
Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, v30 n4 p171-181 Nov 2015
Tier 3 interventions are necessary for improving the reading performance of students who fail to respond adequately to Tier 1 general education instruction and Tier 2 supplemental reading intervention. In this pilot study, we identified 8 students in 3rd and 4th grade who had demonstrated slow response to Tier 2 reading interventions for three years. Students participated in a researcher-developed Tier 3 intervention for 8 weeks that focused on skill development in word analysis, word identification, and reading rate. In the 6 months prior to Tier 3, students were making minimal growth in reading; however, during Tier 3, the 8 students demonstrated strong growth on measures of word identification and reading rate. Although results are promising for poor readers who are difficult to remediate, several aspects of the Tier 3 intervention need further testing.
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Learning Disabilities, Reading Instruction, Reading Improvement, Pilot Projects, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Response to Intervention, Skill Development, Word Recognition, Reading Rate, Remedial Reading, Supplementary Education, General Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
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