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ERIC Number: EJ884857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0663
The Impact of a Strategy-Based Intervention on the Comprehension and Strategy Use of Struggling Adolescent Readers
Cantrell, Susan Chambers; Almasi, Janice F.; Carter, Janis C.; Rintamaa, Margaret; Madden, Angela
Journal of Educational Psychology, v102 n2 p257-280 May 2010
This study examines the impact of the Learning Strategies Curriculum (LSC), an adolescent reading intervention program, on 6th- and 9th-grade students' reading comprehension and strategy use. Using a randomized treatment-control group design, the study compared student outcomes for these constructs for 365 students who received daily instruction in 6 LSC strategies and 290 students who did not receive intervention instruction. After 1 school year, 6th-grade students who received intervention instruction significantly outperformed students in the control group on a standardized measure of reading comprehension and reported using problem-solving strategies in reading to a greater extent than students in the control group. There were no significant differences between 9th grade intervention and control groups in reading comprehension or strategy use. (Contains 16 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 9; High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED560732