ERIC Number: EJ1103958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Examining the Efficacy of a Multitiered Intervention for At-Risk Readers in Grade 1
Smith, Jean Louise M.; Nelson, Nancy J.; Fien, Hank; Smolkowski, Keith; Kosty, Derek; Baker, Scott K.
Elementary School Journal, v116 n4 p549-573 Jun 2016
This study reports the results of a cluster RCT evaluating the impact of Enhanced Core Reading Instruction on reading achievement of grade 1 at-risk readers. Forty-four elementary schools, blocked by district, were randomly assigned to condition. In both conditions, at-risk readers received 90 minutes of whole-group instruction (Tier 1) plus an additional 30 minutes of daily, small-group intervention (Tier 2). In the treatment condition, Tier 1 instruction included enhancements to the core program and Tier 2 intervention was highly aligned with the core program. In the comparison condition, Tier 1 instruction used the same core program as treatment schools in the district and Tier 2 intervention followed standard district protocol. Significant treatment effects were found on measures of phonemic decoding and oral reading fluency from fall to winter and word reading from fall to spring. Student- and classroom-level variables predicted student response to instruction differentially by condition.
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Instruction, At Risk Students, Reading Achievement, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, School Districts, Teaching Methods, Small Group Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Prediction, Student Reaction, Phonemics, Decoding (Reading), Instructional Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
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