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ERIC Number: EJ825584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0885-6257
Benefits of Computer-Assisted Instruction for Struggling Readers in Middle School
Macaruso, Paul; Rodman, Alyson
European Journal of Special Needs Education, v24 n1 p103-113 Feb 2009
This study investigated the benefits of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) for middle-school students attending remedial reading classes. As a supplement to a strong language-based reading curriculum, a CAI programme that works on strengthening phonics word identification skills was provided to students in the treatment group. These students were compared with control students taught by the same teacher but without CAI support. Students in the treatment group showed greater reading gains than control students. Group differences in gain scores were significant in the area of decoding skills. These results show that a skills-based CAI programme can boost decoding for struggling readers in middle school. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Utah