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Evans, Rhiannon; Brown, Rachel; Rees, Gwyther; Smith, Philip – British Educational Research Journal, 2017
Looked-after children and young people (LACYP) are educationally disadvantaged compared to the general population. A systematic review was conducted of randomised controlled trials evaluating interventions aimed at LACYP aged =18¬†years. Restrictions were not placed on delivery setting or delivery agent. Intervention outcomes were: academic skills;…
Descriptors: Educationally Disadvantaged, Intervention, Randomized Controlled Trials, Youth
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Freeman, Rachel; Miller, Dawn; Newcomer, Lori – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015
The evolution of multi-tier systems of support (MTSS) for both academics and behavior has reflected the diverse interests of those leading implementation efforts, the influence of various state and local regulatory requirements, and differing funding methods and priorities. These variations have naturally led to many different pathways for…
Descriptors: School Districts, Board of Education Role, Leadership, Intervention
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Petscher, Yaacov; Kershaw, Sarah; Koon, Sharon; Foorman, Barbara R. – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2014
Districts and schools use progress monitoring to assess student progress, to identify students who fail to respond to intervention, and to further adapt instruction to student needs. Researchers and practitioners often use progress monitoring data to estimate student achievement growth (slope) and evaluate changes in performance over time for…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Achievement Gains, High Stakes Tests, Prediction
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Therrien, William J.; Kirk, James F.; Woods-Groves, Suzanne – Remedial and Special Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of a repeated reading and question generation intervention entitled Re-read-Adapt and Answer-Comprehend (RAAC) with a modified RAAC intervention without the repeated reading component. The sample included 30 students in Grades 3 through 5. The students received services in reading within a…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Fluency, Reading Achievement, Rural Schools
Ransford-Kaldon, Carolyn; Flynt, E. Sutton; Ross, Cristin – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to determine the efficacy of the Leveled Literacy Intervention program (LLI) in increasing reading achievement for K-2 students and (2) to examine LLI program implementation fidelity. This study evaluated LLI in two U.S. school districts and used a mixed-method design to address the following key research…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Economically Disadvantaged, Academic Achievement, Program Implementation
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Miller, C. Alan; Darch, Craig B.; Flores, Margaret M.; Shippen, Margaret E.; Hinton, Vanessa – Journal of Direct Instruction, 2011
Students with high-incidence disabilities struggle with reading comprehension due to difficulties in background knowledge and metacognitive skills, including use of self-monitoring and other strategies. In the United States, these students typically receive the majority of their instruction in general education settings. However, there is little…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, General Education, Mental Retardation, Learning Disabilities
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Kelcey, Ben – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2011
This study investigated the relationship of teachers' reading knowledge with students' reading achievement using a direct teacher knowledge assessment rather than indirect proxies (e.g., certification). To address the inequitable distribution of teachers' knowledge resulting from differences in teachers' backgrounds and the disparities in how…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Teacher Characteristics, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction