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ERIC Number: EJ1156543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9487
A Practitioner Implementation of a Tier 2 First-Grade Mathematics Intervention
Strand Cary, Mari G.; Clarke, Ben; Doabler, Christian T.; Smolkowski, Keith; Fien, Hank; Baker, Scott K.
Learning Disability Quarterly, v40 n4 p211-224 Nov 2017
We report on a practitioner implementation of Fusion, a first-grade mathematics intervention. Studies such as this evaluation of a loose implementation under realistic conditions are important to curriculum developers' understanding of how evidence-based programs and tools work under a variety of implementation scenarios. In this quasi-experimental study, first-grade students (n = 253) in 10 schools were assigned to treatment (n = 154) or control (n = 99). Rather than randomly assigning students, schools assigned those students most at risk to treatment and, typically, those less at risk to control. School staff administered pre- and postassessments and led Fusion sessions approximately 30 min per day, 3 days per week. The intervention resulted in a significant positive effect on a researcher-developed first-grade math measure. The implementation of Fusion and feedback from school staff provided insights to guide the curriculum development process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324A090341