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ERIC Number: EJ979397
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 85
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4308
The Effect of an Instructional Intervention on Middle School English Learners' Science and English Reading Achievement
Lara-Alecio, Rafael; Tong, Fuhui; Irby, Beverly J.; Guerrero, Cindy; Huerta, Maggie; Fan, Yinan
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, v49 n8 p987-1011 Oct 2012
This study examined the effect of a quasi-experimental project on fifth grade English learners' achievement in state-mandated standards-based science and English reading assessment. A total of 166 treatment students and 80 comparison students from four randomized intermediate schools participated in the current project. The intervention consisted of on-going professional development and specific instructional science lessons with inquiry-based learning, direct and explicit vocabulary instruction, integration of reading and writing, and enrichment components including integration of technology, take-home science activities, and university scientists mentoring. Results suggested a significant and positive intervention effect in favor of the treatment students as reflected in higher performance in district-wide curriculum-based tests of science and reading and standardized tests of oral reading fluency. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001