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ERIC Number: EJ1135993
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1055-8896
Computer-Assisted Instruction in Early Literacy for African American, Economically Disadvantaged Children
Shamir, Haya; Feehan, Kathryn; Yoder, Erik
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, v26 n2 p179-192 Apr 2017
This study explores the efficacy of the Waterford Early Reading program (ERP) for teaching kindergarten and first grade students' early reading concepts. Students attended 3 elementary schools in Alabama. The treatment group used the software program whereas the control group did not use the software. Analyses revealed a significant treatment effect for kindergarten and first grade students. These results indicate that the use of a computerized adaptive software program such as ERP could have a big impact on students' reading gains.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 1; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama
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