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ERIC Number: EJ1253764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Jun
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0266-4909
The Effects of ABRACADABRA on Reading Outcomes: An Updated Meta-Analysis and Landscape Review of Applied Field Research
Abrami, Philip C.; Lysenko, Larysa; Borokhovski, Eugene
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v36 n3 p260-279 Jun 2020
ABRACADABRA (ABRA) is an evidence-based suite of interactive multimedia that engages learners in the development of core reading skills. This meta-analysis presents an update of the research evidence about the effectiveness of ABRA for elementary students. It reports 91 effect sizes in six reading-related outcomes for a sample of 7,388 students. Regardless of context and measurement type, the studies yielded positive effects of ABRA, ranging in magnitude from g+ = 0.080 for "Vocabulary Knowledge" to g+ = 0.378 for "Phonemic Awareness" and reaching statistical significance in four outcome categories. This meta-analysis adds to our understanding of the effectiveness of ABRA-based reading instruction by exploring factors of research design, ABRA design and implementation contexts, and various student characteristics and offers implications for instructional practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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