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Vaughn, Sharon; Danielson, Louis; Zumeta, Rebecca; Holdheide, Lynn – Jobs For the Future, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs now requires states to fully disclose the precise steps they will take to ensure better outcomes for students with disabilities. This new requirement can aid educators in implementing effective practices for providing deeper learning opportunities for these students. With the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Practices
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Solís, Michael; Vaughn, Sharon; Scammacca, Nancy – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2015
This experimental study examined the efficacy of a multicomponent reading intervention compared to a control condition on the reading comprehension of adolescent students with low reading comprehension (more than 1½ standard deviations below normative sample). Ninth-grade students were randomly assigned to treatment (n = 25) and comparison (n =…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Intervention, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups
Swanson, Elizabeth; Wanzek, Jeanne; McCulley, Lisa; Stillman-Spisak, Stephanie; Vaughn, Sharon; Simmons, Deborah; Fogarty, Melissa; Hairrell, Angela – Grantee Submission, 2015
This study reports vocabulary and reading comprehension instructional practices implemented in middle and high school social studies and language arts classrooms. It also describes text reading practices. We conducted 137 observations of 11 social studies and 9 language arts teachers over the course of 1 academic year. We observed instructional…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Social Studies, Language Arts
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Barth, Amy E.; Barnes, Marcia; Francis, David; Vaughn, Sharon; York, Mary – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2015
Separate mixed model analyses of variance were conducted to examine the effect of textual distance on the accuracy and speed of text consistency judgments among adequate and struggling comprehenders across grades 6-12 (n = 1,203). Multiple regressions examined whether accuracy in text consistency judgments uniquely accounted for variance in…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Accuracy, Statistical Analysis
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Swanson, Elizabeth; Wanzek, Jeanne; Vaughn, Sharon; Roberts, Greg; Fall, Ana-Mari – Exceptional Children, 2015
This study aimed to determine the efficacy of a content knowledge and reading comprehension treatment implemented by eighth-grade general education social studies teachers among students with disabilities included in the classes. Data on students with disabilities across 2 years of study were combined for the analysis presented here. Students in…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Middle School Students, Social Studies, Knowledge Level
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Vaughn, Sharon; Roberts, Greg; Wexler, Jade; Vaughn, Michael G.; Fall, Anna-Mária; Schnakenberg, Jennifer B. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
A 2-year, randomized control trial with 9th to 10th grade students with significant reading problems was provided for 50 minutes a day in small groups. Comparison students were provided an elective class and treatment students the reading intervention. Students were identified as demonstrating reading difficulties through failure on their state…
Descriptors: High School Students, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Reading Programs
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Vaughn, Sharon; Roberts, Greg; Schnakenberg, Jennifer B.; Fall, Anna-Mária; Vaughn, Michael G.; Wexler, Jade – Exceptional Children, 2015
The authors examine the results for students with disabilities from a 2-year randomized controlled trial with students identified in ninth grade and followed through 10th grade in their allotted condition group. Prior to ninth grade, students with disabilities who met criteria for low reading comprehension (i.e., through failure on the state…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, High School Students, Disabilities, Academic Persistence
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Vaughn, Sharon; Swanson, Elizabeth A. – Exceptional Children, 2015
Research in special education has yielded beneficial outcomes for students with disabilities as well as typical achieving students. The authors provide examples of the valuable knowledge special education research has generated, including the elements of response to intervention (e.g., screening and progress monitoring), instructional practices…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Research, Response to Intervention, Student Needs
Reutebuch, Colleen K.; El Zein, Farah; Kyung Kim, Min; Weinberg, Aron N.; Vaughn, Sharon – Grantee Submission, 2015
We adapted and piloted Collaborative Strategic Reading-High School, a reading comprehension intervention, with three high school students with autism spectrum disorder to investigate its effects on their reading comprehension. Using a nonconcurrent, multiple-baseline design, participants with autism spectrum disorder were paired with a…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Reading Strategies
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Swanson, Elizabeth A.; Roberts, Greg; Vaughn, Sharon; Kent, Shawn C. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of Promoting Acceleration of Comprehension and Content Through Text intervention implemented with 11th-grade students enrolled in U.S. History classes. Using a within-teacher randomized design, the study was conducted in 41 classes (23 treatment classes) with 14 teachers providing the…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Comprehension, High School Students, Social Studies
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Kent, Shawn C.; Vaughn, Sharon; Swanson, Elizabeth A.; Roberts, Greg; Haynes, Martha – Journal of Educational Research, 2015
The authors examined the effects of team-based learning (TBL) implemented in Grade 8 social studies classes on student content acquisition. Twenty-four classes were randomly assigned to treatment or comparison blocking on teacher. In the treatment classes teachers integrated TBL practices in the content instruction. The authors examined teacher…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Cooperative Learning, Middle School Students, Social Studies
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Goldman, Susan R.; Snow, Catherine; Vaughn, Sharon – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2016
This article reflects a metaview of the work of the three research projects funded through the Institute for Education Sciences under the Reading for Understanding competition that addressed middle-grade through high school readers (grades 4-12). All three projects shared the assumption that instruction is necessary for successful reading to learn…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Adolescents, Secondary School Students
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Boardman, Alison G.; Buckley, Pamela; Vaughn, Sharon; Roberts, Gregory; Scornavacco, Karla; Klingner, Janette K. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
This study examines the interaction between the fidelity of implementation of a set of research-based strategies--Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR)--and outcomes for students with mild to moderate disabilities using data from two nonoverlapping studies in middle school language arts and reading classrooms (Study 1) and middle school social…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Outcomes of Education, Moderate Intellectual Disability, Fidelity
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Vaughn, Sharon; Scammacca, Nancy; Gatlin, Brandy; Walker, Melodee A.; Capin, Philip – Grantee Submission, 2016
This meta-analysis extends previous work on extensive Tier 3 type reading interventions (Wanzek & Vaughn, 2007; Wanzek et al., 2013) to Tier 2 type interventions by examining a non-overlapping set of studies addressing the effects of less extensive reading interventions for students with or at risk for reading difficulties in Grades K-3. We…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Students, Group Structure
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Lemons, Christopher J.; Vaughn, Sharon; Wexler, Jade; Kearns, Devin M.; Sinclair, Anne C. – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2018
In "Endrew F. v Douglas County School District RE-1," the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the requirement that schools provide special education services designed to confer educational benefit that is more than de minimis. "Endrew" offers an opportunity for the special education community to consider whether students with learning…
Descriptors: Special Education, Student Needs, Court Litigation, Learning Disabilities
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