ERIC Number: EJ1094051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Supplemental Reading Strategy Instruction for Adolescents: A Randomized Trial and Follow-up Study
Cantrell, Susan Chambers; Almasi, Janice F.; Rintamaa, Margaret; Carter, Janis C.
Journal of Educational Research, v109 n1 p7-26 2016
In this study, the authors examine the impact of a yearlong supplemental reading course involving daily instruction in the learning strategies curriculum on lower achieving adolescent students' reading achievement and motivation. Using a multiple-cohort randomized treatment-control group design over 4 years, they compared achievement and motivation outcomes for 605 sixth-grade students who participated in the intervention with 530 students who did not participate and 593 ninth-grade students who participated in the intervention with 535 students who did not participate. Results indicated significant impacts of the intervention on reading achievement for ninth-grade students but not for sixth-grade students. Significant impacts on reading motivation were found for both sixth- and ninth-grade students. An exploratory follow-up study indicated potential benefits of a second year of intervention for sixth-grade students who are still low achieving after 1 year of intervention.
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction, Supplementary Education, Grade 6, Reading Achievement, Reading Motivation, Instructional Effectiveness, Intervention, Comparative Analysis, Longitudinal Studies, Grade 9, Low Achievement, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Middle School Students, High School Students, Followup Studies, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
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