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Clemens, Nathan H.; Oslund, Eric; Kwok, Oi-man; Fogarty, Melissa; Simmons, Deborah; Davis, John L. – Exceptional Children, 2019
This study utilized secondary analyses of a randomized controlled trial and investigated the extent to which prestest word identification efficiency, reading fluency, and vocabulary knowledge moderated the effects of an intervention on reading comprehension outcomes for struggling readers in sixth through eighth grades. Given that the experimental…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Comprehension, Randomized Controlled Trials, Reading Fluency
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O'Connor, Megan; Geva, Esther; Koh, Poh Wee – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
This study set out to compare patterns of relationships among phonological skills, orthographic skills, semantic knowledge, listening comprehension, and reading comprehension in English as a first language (EL1) and English language learners (ELL) students and to test the applicability of the lexical quality hypothesis framework. Participants…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Semantics, Listening Comprehension, Reading Comprehension
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Roembke, Tanja C.; Hazeltine, Eliot; Reed, Deborah K.; McMurray, Bob – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Automaticity in word recognition has been hypothesized to be important in reading development (LaBerge & Samuels, 1974; Perfetti, 1985). However, when predicting educational outcomes, it is difficult to isolate the influence of automatic word recognition from factors such as processing speed or knowledge of grapheme-phoneme correspondences.…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Word Recognition, Reading Fluency, Cognitive Ability
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Crosson, Amy C.; McKeown, Margaret G.; Ward, Arthur K., Jr. – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2019
The purpose of this research is to develop a vocabulary assessment, Evaluation of Academic Vocabulary or "EAV," that gauges students' depth of knowledge of academic words and is sensitive to vocabulary growth in the context of literacy interventions. We report results from two studies with native English-speaking middle school students…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Academic Language, Evaluation Methods, Literacy
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Crosson, Amy C.; McKeown, Margaret G.; Ward, Arthur K., Jr. – Grantee Submission, 2019
The purpose of this research is to develop a vocabulary assessment, Evaluation of Academic Vocabulary or "EAV," that gauges students' depth of knowledge of academic words and is sensitive to vocabulary growth in the context of literacy interventions. We report results from two studies with native English-speaking middle school students…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Academic Language, Evaluation Methods, Literacy