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O'Connor, Evelyn A.; Briggs, Connie; Forbes, Salli – Early Education and Development, 2013
Research Findings: In the United States a shift has occurred in how children are identified for long-term special education services. Since 2004, U.S. funding for special education services has included a provision for early intervention services, focusing on the importance of providing supplemental instructional opportunities to students who are…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Special Education, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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Romain, Melissa A.; Millner, Keith A.; Moss, Victoria E.; Held, Marguerite – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2007
The purpose of this article was twofold. First, the assessment materials from four core reading programs were informally reviewed for their adherence to Texas Reading First progress monitoring guidelines for kindergarten and the beginning of Grade 1. Conclusions support existing concerns regarding the variability in the quality and quantity of…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Grade 1, Intervals, Guidelines
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Kinder, Diane; Stein, Marcy; Osborn, Jean – Journal of Direct Instruction, 2004
Two curriculum evaluation projects were conducted in response to requests from practitioners interested in determining the quality of commercially developed reading programs. The 1st project, sponsored by 3 school districts in Texas, focused on 5 1st grade reading programs. The 2nd, conducted at the request of junior high, middle-, and high-school…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Remedial Reading, Beginning Reading, Evaluation Criteria