ERIC Number: EJ1084547
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Selecting Effective Interventions to Increase Math Computation Fluency via Brief Experimental Analyses
Reisener, Carmen D.; Dufrene, Brad A.; Clark, Chelsi R.; Olmi, D. Joe; Tingstrom, Daniel H.
Psychology in the Schools, v53 n1 p39-57 Jan 2016
In a response to intervention RtI paradigm, the use of brief experimental analyses (BEAs) for identifying effective interventions for elementary and middle school students struggling with math is a relatively new area of research. This investigation includes two studies, both of which employed a brief multielement design and an extended analysis to evaluate the effects of a variety of empirically supported math computation fluency interventions. Results indicated variability within and across the participants in response to the empirically supported interventions. Visual analysis of the data indicated that all students responded favorably to at least one intervention during the BEA. Additionally, all students demonstrated continued performance improvements during extended analyses and an intervention phase when the indicated intervention was implemented in isolation. Thus, this investigation supports the use of BEAs in identifying effective interventions for students struggling with mathematics computation fluency.
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Intervention, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Computation, Mathematics Skills, Achievement Gains
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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