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Schiller, Ellen; Wei, Xin; Thayer, Sara; Blackorby, Jose; Javitz, Harold; Williamson, Cyndi – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2012
This study estimates the effect of one year of Fusion Reading implementation, a multistrategy intervention, builds on the work of the Strategic Instruction Model's Learning Strategies Curriculum and Xtreme Reading by integrating some of the same strategies (e.g., paraphrasing, visual imagery, and self-questioning for information acquisition;…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Achievement
Swanlund, Andrew; Dahlke, Katie; Tucker, Natalie; Kleidon, Brianna; Kregor, Jennifer; Davidson-Gibbs, Debbie; Hallberg, Kelly – American Institutes for Research, 2012
American Institutes for Research (AIR) conducted an evaluation of the effect on struggling readers of implementing the READ 180 reading intervention in five participating schools in Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) under a Striving Readers grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The evaluation used an experimental design in order to produce a…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Reading Achievement
Heller, Sara; Pollack, Harold A.; Ander, Roseanna; Ludwig, Jens – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2013
Improving the long-term life outcomes of disadvantaged youth remains a top policy priority in the United States, although identifying successful interventions for adolescents--particularly males--has proven challenging. This paper reports results from a large randomized controlled trial of an intervention for disadvantaged male youth grades 7-10…
Descriptors: Prevention, Violence, Dropouts, Randomized Controlled Trials