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Kelly, Robert H. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Despite almost a century of research, there is little consensus among researchers and educators about the role of oral reading accuracy in beginning reading progress of struggling readers. Should, for example, students be given easy books to read with high levels of accuracy to promote early reading development or does reading hard texts with…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Reading Difficulties, Reading Achievement
Lester, Shira A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This quantitative non-experimental study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of Istation, a computer-assisted instruction program, as a form of intervention to improve students' overall reading ability score after use for three consecutive full years (2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015). Achievement was measured by Istation's Indicators of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary School Students, Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Ability
Osowski, Michelle I. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study will determine the degree to which first grade literacy tests predict third grade reading performance in order to judge their value as "early warning systems" for reading skills. Reading skills are fundamental to many academic outcomes, so having an early sense of how students are reading is critical for schools. The first…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Emergent Literacy, Reading Tests, Reading Fluency