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ERIC Number: EJ1155715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2325-565X
Improving Reading Comprehension Using Digital Text: A Meta-Analysis of Interventions
Berkeley, Sheri; Kurz, Leigh Ann; Boykin, Andrea; Evmenova, Anya S.
International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, v2 n2 p18-43 2015
Much is known about how to improve students' comprehension when reading printed text; less is known about outcomes when reading digital text. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to analyze research on the impact of digital text interventions. A comprehensive literature search resulted in 27 group intervention studies with 16,513 participants. The overall weighted mean effect size for interventions designed to provide basic access to text was small (ES = -0.03, range -0.49 to 1.18), whereas a moderate effect size was obtained for interventions that served as instructional enhancements for digital text (ES = 0.51, range -0.35 to 1.57). These findings were consistent across grade level (elementary vs. secondary) and student type (with disabilities vs. without).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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