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ERIC Number: EJ807714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0013-5984
Technology Infusion in Success for All: Reading Outcomes for First Graders
Chambers, Bette; Slavin, Robert E.; Madden, Nancy A.; Abrami, Philip C.; Tucker, Bradley J.; Cheung, Alan; Gifford, Richard
Elementary School Journal, v109 n1 p1-15 Sep 2008
This article evaluates 2 technology applications for teaching beginning reading. One, embedded multimedia, involves brief phonics and vocabulary videos threaded through teachers' lessons. The other, computer-assisted tutoring, helps tutors with planning, instruction, and assessment. An experiment in 2 high-poverty, high-minority Success for All schools compared 159 first-grade students randomly assigned to technology or nontechnology conditions in a year-long study. Across all students, significant differences favored the technology condition on Woodcock Letter-Word Identification and Word Attack and GORT Fluency and Total scales (median ES = +0.28). Tutored first graders who received both technology enhancements scored significantly higher on the GORT, Woodcock Letter-Word and Word Attack, Fluency, Comprehension, and Total scales (median ES = +0.53). Nontutored students who experienced just the embedded multimedia scored significantly higher than nontutored control students on Woodcock Letter-Word Identification and GORT Total scores, and marginally higher on GORT Fluency (median ES = +0.27). Results suggested that video and computer technology embedded in instruction may accelerate children's learning. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Gray Oral Reading Test; Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement