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Vaughn, Sharon; Martinez, Leticia R.; Williams, Kelly J.; Miciak, Jeremy; Fall, Anna-Maria; Roberts, Greg – Grantee Submission, 2018
This study examined the effects of Reading Intervention for Adolescents, a 2-year extensive reading intervention targeting current and former English learners identified as struggling readers based on their performance on the state accountability assessment. Students who enrolled at three participating urban high schools were randomly assigned to…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Programs, Adolescents, Reading Difficulties
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Solis, Michael; Vaughn, Sharon; Stillman-Spisak, Stephanie J.; Cho, Eunsoo – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
This experimental study examined the efficacy of a multicomponent reading intervention compared to a business-as-usual comparison condition on the reading comprehension and content area vocabulary outcomes of adolescent students with low reading comprehension. We randomly assigned 9th-grade students with low reading comprehension to a…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Intervention, Grade 9
Swanson, Elizabeth; Wanzek, Jeanne; McCulley, Lisa; Stillman-Spisak, Stephanie; Vaughn, Sharon; Simmons, Deborah; Fogarty, Melissa; Hairrell, Angela – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2016
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: Vocabulary Development, Reading Comprehension, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Vaughn, Sharon – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2016
We describe teacher fidelity (adherence to the components of the treatment as specified by the research team) based on a series of studies of a multicomponent intervention, Promoting Acceleration of Comprehension and Content Through Text (PACT), with middle and high school social studies teachers and their students. Findings reveal that even with…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Curriculum Implementation, Intervention, Middle Schools
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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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
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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Kent, Shawn; Wanzek, Jeanne; Swanson, Elizabeth A.; Vaughn, Sharon – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2015
We examined the effectiveness of implementing team-based learning (TBL) practices on content acquisition for 11th grade students with high-incidence disabilities enrolled in general education social studies courses. TBL components focus on collaborative discourse within heterogeneous teams. TBL, which requires critical thinking and the application…
Descriptors: High School Students, Disabilities, Social Studies, Cooperative Learning