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ERIC Number: EJ1115336
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1934-5747
Examining the Average and Local Effects of a Standardized Treatment for Fourth Graders with Reading Difficulties
Wanzek, Jeanne; Petscher, Yaacov; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Kent, Shawn C.; Schatschneider, Christopher; Haynes, Martha; Rivas, Brenna K.; Jones, Francesca G.
Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, v9 suppl 1 p45-66 2016
The present study used a randomized control trial to examine the effects of a widely used multicomponent Tier 2-type intervention, Passport to Literacy, on the reading ability of 221 fourth graders who initially scored at or below the 30th percentile in reading comprehension. Intervention was provided by research staff to groups of 4-7 students for 30 min, 4 days a week throughout the school year (M = 90.45 lessons). Tier 1 instruction was observed to be of generally high quality and intervention fidelity was strong. Findings revealed small, average effects (ES = -0.14-0.28) in favor of intervention students on standardized measures of comprehension, but no effects on word reading or fluency measures. Exploratory analyses indicated that intervention effects may differ by students' comprehension abilities. Implications for intervention implementation and directions for future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS); Gates MacGinitie Reading Tests; Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement; Wechsler Individual Achievement Test; Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement; Woodcock Reading Mastery Test
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324A130262
What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Meets Evidence Standards without Reservations