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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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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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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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Roscoe, Rod D.; Allen, Laura K.; McNamara, Danielle S. – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
A critical challenge for computer-based writing instruction is providing appropriate and adaptive practice. The current study examined three modes of computer-based writing practice with the goal of identifying those with the greatest learning and motivational value. High school students learned about writing strategies by studying lessons within…
Descriptors: High School Students, Writing Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Writing Strategies
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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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Gelbar, Nicholas W.; Bray, Melissa; Kehle, Thomas J.; Madaus, Joseph W.; Makel, Cheryl – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
Some individuals with developmental dyslexia are able to acquire age-appropriate reading comprehension abilities by the time they reach postsecondary education. This study explored the role that study strategies have with secondary students with dyslexia in achieving age-appropriate reading comprehension skills. The findings of this study…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Reading Comprehension, Study Habits, Secondary School Students
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Davis, Marcia H.; McPartland, James M.; Pryseski, Charlene; Kim, Elizabeth – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
Although the use of literacy coaches is becoming more common, few research studies have shown positive effects of coaching on teacher practices and student achievement. In the current study, a cluster randomized design was used to evaluate usefulness of coaches for teachers of struggling high school students. High schools were randomly assigned…
Descriptors: Adolescents, English Teachers, Reading Instruction, Coaching (Performance)
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Kent, Shawn C.; Wanzek, Jeanne; Martinez, Leticia – Remedial and Special Education, 2018
Material encountered in social studies has been shown to be challenging for students with reading difficulties, including those with disabilities. This study first examined the amount of time eighth-grade U.S. History teachers implemented empirically supported instructional practices. Second, this research investigated the association between…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Practices
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Swanson, Elizabeth; Barnes, Marcia; Fall, Anna-Mari; Roberts, Greg – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of inference making, decoding, memory, and vocabulary on reading comprehension among 7th- through 12th-grade struggling readers with varying levels of inattention and hyperactivity. We categorized a group of 414 struggling readers into 3 groups based on results from factor mixture modeling:…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Reading Difficulties, Decoding (Reading)
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Roscoe, Rod D.; Allen, Laura K.; McNamara, Danielle S. – Grantee Submission, 2018
A critical challenge for computer-based writing instruction is providing appropriate and adaptive practice. The current study examined three modes of computer-based writing practice with the goal of identifying those with the greatest learning and motivational value. High school students learned about writing strategies by studying lessons within…
Descriptors: High School Students, Writing Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Writing Strategies
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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
McKeown, Margaret G.; Crosson, Amy C.; Moore, Debra W.; Beck, Isabel L. – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
This article presents findings from an intervention across sixth and seventh grades to teach academic words to middle school students. The goals included investigating a progression of outcomes from word knowledge to comprehension and investigating the processes students use in establishing word meaning. Participants in Year 1 were two sixth-grade…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Middle School Students
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Wolters, Christopher A.; Barnes, Marcia A.; Kulesz, Paulina A.; York, Mary; Francis, David J. – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The authors' purpose was to examine adolescents' reading motivation in relation to standardized assessments of reading comprehension and fluency. After a reading pretest, 60 ninth-grade students (M age = 14.9 years) were randomly assigned to two groups. Compared to those in the control condition, those administered brief oral feedback intended to…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, Reading Motivation, Adolescents
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Swanson, Elizabeth; Wanzek, Jeanne; Vaughn, Sharon; Fall, Anna-Maria; Roberts, Greg; Hall, Colby; Miller, Veronica L. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
This study aimed to determine the efficacy of a content knowledge and reading comprehension treatment implemented by 8th-grade social studies teachers over the course of 1 school year. We randomly assigned 8th-grade students with reading difficulties to the intervention treatment condition (n = 45) or the business-as-usual comparison condition…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Comprehension, Grade 8, Social Studies
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Muijselaar, Marloes M. L.; Kendeou, Panayiota; de Jong, Peter F.; van den Broek, Paul W. – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2017
In this study, we identified the code-related (decoding, fluency) and language comprehension (vocabulary, listening comprehension) demands of the CBM-Maze test, a formative assessment, and compared them to those of the Gates-MacGinitie test, a standardized summative assessment. The demands of these reading comprehension tests and their…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Cloze Procedure, Reading Tests, Reading Comprehension
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