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ERIC Number: EJ1121559
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0510
A Comparison of Direct Instruction and Balanced Literacy: An Evaluative Comparison for a Pacific Northwest Rural School District
Robinson, LeAnne; Lambert, M. Chuck; Towner, John; Caros, Jennifer
Reading Improvement, v53 n4 p147-164 Win 2016
Literacy instruction is once again at the forefront of school reform throughout North America. Numerous federal and state initiatives in the United States, such as Reading First and Response to Intervention, have either recommended or required that educators use research based curricular materials and instructional practices. This study is reports the findings of a three-year quasi-experimental comparative study conducted to determine if implementation of specific curricula based on scientifically based reading research would positively impact the intervention school students' reading achievement when compared to another school, using another popular approach to reading instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)
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