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Solari, Emily J.; Denton, Carolyn A.; Petscher, Yaacov; Haring, Christa – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018
This study investigates the effects and feasibility of an intervention for first-grade students at risk for reading difficulties or disabilities (RD). The intervention was provided by general education classroom teachers and consisted of 15┬ámin whole-class comprehension lessons (Tier 1) and 30┬ámin Tier 2 intervention sessions in word reading,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Feasibility Studies, Program Implementation, Word Study Skills
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Petscher, Yaacov; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Wanzek, Jeanne; Rivas, Brenna; Jones, Francesca – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2017
An emerging body of research has evaluated the role of growth mindset in educational achievement, yet little work has focused on the unique role of mindset to standardized reading outcomes. Our study presents 4 key outcomes in a sample of 195 fourth-grade students. First, we evaluated the dimensionality of general and reading-specific mindset and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Reading, Reading Comprehension
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Folsom, Jessica Sidler; Petscher, Yaacov; Osborne-Lampkin, La'Tara; Cooley, Stephan; Herrera, Sarah; Partridge, Mark; Smith, Kevin – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2016
Florida law requires the 100 lowest performing elementary schools in reading to extend the school day by one hour to provide supplemental reading instruction. This study found that those schools were smaller than other elementary schools and served a higher proportion of racial/ethnic minority students and students eligible for the school lunch…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Extended School Day, Elementary Schools, Supplementary Education
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Foorman, Barbara R.; Petscher, Yaacov; Stanley, Christopher – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
The idea of targeting reading instruction to profiles of students' strengths and weaknesses in component skills is central to teaching. However, these profiles are often based on unreliable descriptions of students' oral reading errors, text reading levels, or learning profiles. This research utilized latent profile analysis (LPA) to examine…
Descriptors: Profiles, Reading Skills, Language Skills, Statistical Analysis
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Kim, Young-Suk Grace; Petscher, Yaacov – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Emerging evidence suggests that children's sensitivity to suprasegmental phonology such as stress and timing (i.e., prosodic sensitivity) contributes to reading. The primary goal of this study was to investigate pathways of the relation of prosodic sensitivity to reading (word reading and reading comprehension) using data from 370 first-grade…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Phonological Awareness, Intonation
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Petscher, Yaacov; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Kent, Shawn C.; Schatschneider, Christopher; Haynes, Martha; Rivas, Brenna K.; Jones, Francesca G. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
The present study used a randomized control trial to examine the effects of a widely used multicomponent Tier 2-type intervention, Passport to Literacy, on the reading ability of 221 fourth graders who initially scored at or below the 30th percentile in reading comprehension. Intervention was provided by research staff to groups of 4-7 students…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Randomized Controlled Trials
Wanzek, Jeanne; Petscher, Yaacov; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Kent, Shawn; Christopher, Schatschneider; Haynes, Martha; Rivas, Brenna K.; Jones, Francesca G. – Grantee Submission, 2016
The present study used a randomized control trial to examine the effects of a widely-used multi-component Tier 2 type intervention, Passport to Literacy, on the reading ability of 221 fourth graders who initially scored at or below the 30th percentile in reading comprehension. Intervention was provided by research staff to groups of 4-7 students…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Foorman, Barbara R.; Petscher, Yaacov; Stanley, Christopher; Truckenmiller, Adrea – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
The objective of this study was to determine the latent profiles of reading and language skills that characterized 7,752 students in kindergarten through tenth grade and to relate the profiles to norm-referenced reading outcomes. Reading and language skills were assessed with a computer-adaptive assessment administered in the middle of the year…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Statistical Analysis, Computer Assisted Testing, Adaptive Testing
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Koon, Sharon; Petscher, Yaacov – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2015
The purpose of this report was to explicate the use of logistic regression and classification and regression tree (CART) analysis in the development of early warning systems. It was motivated by state education leaders' interest in maintaining high classification accuracy while simultaneously improving practitioner understanding of the rules by…
Descriptors: Classification, Regression (Statistics), Models, At Risk Students
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Petscher, Yaacov; Quinn, Jamie M.; Wagner, Richard K. – Developmental Psychology, 2016
Conceptualizations of developmental trends are driven by the particular method used to analyze the period of change of interest. Various techniques exist to analyze developmental data, including individual growth curve analysis in observed and latent frameworks, cross-lagged regression to assess interrelations among variables, and multilevel…
Descriptors: Individual Development, Correlation, Longitudinal Studies, Oral Reading
Foorman, Barbara R.; Petscher, Yaacov; Schatschneider, Chris – Florida Center for Reading Research, 2015
The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) Reading Assessment (FRA) consists of computer-adaptive reading comprehension and oral language screening tasks that provide measures to track growth over time, as well as a Probability of Literacy Success (PLS) linked to grade-level performance (i.e., the 50th percentile) on the reading comprehension…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, High School Students, Written Language
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Petscher, Yaacov – Exceptional Children, 2014
This study used a large statewide database to examine the oral reading fluency development of second- and third-grade students with emotional disturbance or learning disabilities and their general education peers. Oral reading fluency measures were administered to 185,367 students without disabilities (general education), 2,146 students identified…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Oral Reading, Reading Skills, Emotional Disturbances