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Parker, David C.; Burns, Matthew K.; McMaster, Kristen L.; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Medhanie, Amanuel – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2018
The current study determined growth patterns during an 8-week writing intervention and then examined the association between growth pattern and students' initial skills as determined by instructional-level data. One hundred forty-seven first-grade students struggling with early literacy skills received a writing intervention at one of two tiers of…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Emergent Literacy
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Gatlin, Brandy; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Kim, Young-Suk Grace – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
We examined the effects of transcription instruction for students in 1st grade. We selected students in the lowest 70% of the participating schools for the study. We randomly assigned these 81 students to (a) spelling instruction, (b) handwriting instruction, (c) combination spelling and handwriting instruction, or (d) no intervention.…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Writing Instruction, Intervention, Spelling
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Kim, Young-Suk; Puranik, Cynthia; Al Otaiba, Stephanie – Elementary School Journal, 2015
We examined growth trajectories of writing and the relation of children's socioeconomic status and language and/or speech impairment to the growth trajectories. First-grade children (N = 304) were assessed on their written composition in the fall, winter, and spring, and their vocabulary and literacy skills in the fall. Children's SES had a…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Language Impairments, Speech Impairments, Child Development
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Kim, Young-Suk; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Folsom, Jessica S.; Greulich, Luana; Puranik, Cynthia – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2014
Purpose: This study examined dimensions of written composition by using multiple evaluative approaches such as an adapted 6 + 1 trait scoring, syntactic complexity measures, and productivity measures. It further examined unique relations of oral language and literacy skills to the identified dimensions of written composition. Method: A large…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Writing (Composition), Oral Language
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Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Connor, Carol M.; Folsom, Jessica S.; Wanzek, Jeanne; Greulich, Luana; Schatschneider, Christopher; Wagner, Richard K. – Exceptional Children, 2014
This randomized controlled experiment compared the efficacy of two response-to-intervention (RTI) models--typical RTI and dynamic RTI--and included 34 first-grade classrooms (n = 522 students) across 10 socioeconomically and culturally diverse schools. Typical RTI was designed to follow the two-stage RTI decision rules that wait to assess response…
Descriptors: Intervention, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Greulich, Luana; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Schatschneider, Christopher; Wanzek, Jeanne; Ortiz, Miriam; Wagner, Richard K. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2014
The purpose of this study was to use a mixed methods approach to learn about inadequate response to a year-long multi-tier response to intervention (RTI) model that allowed first-grade students to move up and down tiers. Participants were 156 students who received supplemental intervention services during a larger multi-tier RTI study involving…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Elementary School Students, Mixed Methods Research, Regression (Statistics)
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Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Kim, Young-Suk; Wanzek, Jeanne; Petscher, Yaacov; Wagner, Richard K. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare the long-term effects of 2 first-grade Response to Intervention (RTI) models (Dynamic and Typical RTI) on the reading performance of students in second and third grade. Participants included 419 first-grade students (352 in second grade and 278 in third grade after attrition). Students were classified based…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Reading Achievement, Reading Comprehension, Longitudinal Studies
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Connor, Carol McDonald; Phillips, Beth M.; Kaschak, Michael; Apel, Kenn; Kim, Young-Suk; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Crowe, Elizabeth C.; Thomas-Tate, Shurita; Johnson, Lakeisha Cooper; Lonigan, Christopher J. – Educational Psychology Review, 2014
This paper describes the theoretical framework, as well as the development and testing of the intervention, "Comprehension Tools for Teachers" (CTT), which is composed of eight component interventions targeting malleable language and reading comprehension skills that emerging research indicates contribute to proficient reading for…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Intervention, Reading Comprehension
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Kim, Young-Suk; Apel, Kenn; Al Otaiba, Stephanie – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2013
Purpose: The relations of phonological, orthographic, and morphological awareness and vocabulary to word reading and spelling were examined for 304 first-grade children who were receiving differentiated instruction in a Response to Intervention (RtI) model of instruction. Method: First-grade children were assessed on their phonological,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Response to Intervention, Vocabulary
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Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Lake, Vickie E.; Greulich, Luana; Folsom, Jessica S.; Guidry, Lisa – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2012
This randomized-control trial examined the learning of preservice teachers taking an initial Early Literacy course in an early childhood education program and of the kindergarten or first grade students they tutored in their field experience. Preservice teachers were randomly assigned to one of two tutoring programs: Book Buddies and Tutor…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Beginning Reading, Early Childhood Education, Learning Strategies
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Ortiz, Miriam; Folsom, Jessica S.; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Greulich, Luana; Thomas-Tate, Shurita; Connor, Carol M. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
This study, framed by the component model of reading (CMR), examined the relative importance of kindergarten-entry predictors of first grade reading performance. Specifically, elements within the ecological domain included dialect, maternal education, amount of preschool, and home literacy; elements within the psychological domain included…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Recognition (Achievement), Reading Achievement, Program Effectiveness
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Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Folsom, Jessica S.; Schatschneider, Christopher; Wanzek, Jeanne; Greulich, Luana; Meadows, Jane; Li, Zhi; Connor, Carol M. – Exceptional Children, 2011
Many schools are implementing multitier response-to-intervention (RTI) models to reduce reading difficulties. This study was part of our larger ongoing longitudinal RTI investigation within the Florida Learning Disabilities Center grant and was conducted in 7 ethnically and socioeconomically diverse schools. We observed reading instruction in 20…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading, Reading Programs, Learning Disabilities
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Petscher, Yaacov; Connor, Carol McDonald; Al Otaiba, Stephanie – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2012
This study investigated the psychometrics of the "Diagnostic Evaluation of Language Variation-Screening Test" (DELV-S) test using confirmatory factor analysis, item response theory, and differential item functioning (DIF). Responses from 1,764 students in kindergarten through second grade were used in the study, with results indicating…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Screening Tests, Language Variation, Psychometrics
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Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Hosp, John L.; Smartt, Susan; Dole, Janice A. – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2008
The purpose of this case study is to describe the challenges one coach faced during the initial implementation of a coaching initiative involving 33 teachers in an urban, high-poverty elementary school. Reading coaches are increasingly expected to play a key role in the professional development efforts to improve reading instruction in order to…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Improvement, Focus Groups, Reading Achievement
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Calhoon, Mary Beth; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Greenberg, Daphne; King, Amber; Avalos, Annalise – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2006
The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of a supplemental peer-tutoring reading program on phonological and reading fluency skills of first graders (N=78) who were in predominantly Hispanic Title 1 classrooms. Sixty-eight percent of the students were Hispanic, all were English speaking. Six classrooms were randomly assigned to either…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Hispanic American Students, Grade 1, Learning Strategies
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