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ERIC Number: EJ806493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Evaluating the Quality and Responsiveness of Reading Interventions Developed through Problem Solving
Rahn-Blakeslee, Alecia; Ikeda, Martin J.; Gustafson, Jeri
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v23 n4 p395-412 2005
Research suggests that quality interventions, ambitious goals, and formative progress monitoring positively impact student achievement. This study evaluated 32 reading intervention cases, generated from problem-solving service delivery, for the inclusion of quality indices, goal ambitiousness, and student growth over time. Intervention quality was judged using a rubric and published criteria, whereas student achievement was judged using slope. Results suggest strong ratings overall for the presence of quality indices and ambitious goal setting. Most interventions did not include specific criteria sufficient to change reading performance. Most students made progress toward their goal, but their intervention slopes typically did not meet or exceed established growth standards or instructional placement standards. In addition, intervention data typically did not transfer to the student's initial IEP upon entitlement. Limitations, implications, and future directions are discussed. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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