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ERIC Number: EJ897920
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1938-8071
Program Fidelity in Two "Reading Mastery" Classrooms: A View from the Inside
Shelton, Nancy Rankie
Literacy Research and Instruction, v49 n4 p315-333 2010
This article reports research that examines the impact of fidelity to a scripted program in two third-grade classrooms. The data was drawn from a study conducted in an elementary school functioning under pressure from state and district policy to increase student standardized reading test scores. Thematic analysis was used to analyze observation data and document analysis was used to determine the teachers' adherence to the mandated program. It was found that fidelity to the program resulted in what the program recommended--presentation of information, round-robin oral reading of text passages, and completion of comprehension tasks--but questions claims made by supporters of such instruction. Findings point to the need for reconsideration of mandating fidelity to scripted programs that spend little time developing reading comprehension strategies. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida