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D'Agostino, Jerome V.; Kelly, Robert H.; Rodgers, Emily – Reading Psychology, 2019
While there is consensus that self-corrections (SCs) ought to be coded as part of oral reading assessments, less agreement exists as to what, if any, role self-correcting plays in reading development. The purpose of this study was to address limitations of prior research and provide a more statistically accurate estimate of the role of SC in early…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Error Correction, Reading Difficulties, Emergent Literacy
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Savage, Robert; Georgiou, George; Parrila, Rauno; Maiorino, Kristina – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2018
We evaluated two experimenter-delivered, small-group word reading programs among at-risk poor readers in Grade 1 classes of regular elementary schools using a two-arm, dual-site-matched control trial intervention. At-risk poor word readers (n = 201) were allocated to either (a) Direct Mapping and Set-for-Variability (DMSfV) or (b) Current or…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Intervention, Graphemes, At Risk Students
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D'Agostino, Jerome V.; Lose, Mary K.; Kelly, Robert H. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2017
Though the immediate effect of Reading Recovery (RR) is both strong and well established, the longer term or sustained effect has been less studied and the evidence regarding it has been less conclusive. Michigan Reading Recovery students (n = 328) were compared to control students (n = 264) while in first (2009-2010), third (2011), and fourth…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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D'Agostino, Jerome V.; Rodgers, Emily; Harmey, Sinéad; Brownfield, Katherine – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
There is a critical need, according to national policy statements in the United States, to integrate information and communication technologies into instruction, and yet research about the effect of such integration on the literacy learning of at-risk populations is scant. In addition, barriers exist that prevent teachers from realizing the goal…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Computer Oriented Programs, Information Technology, Technical Education
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Mendez, Linda M. Raffaele; Pelzmann, Catherine A.; Frank, Michael J. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2016
In this study, we piloted a Tier 2 intervention designed to improve reading skills among struggling early readers using an intervention that included SRA Reading Mastery, listening-while-reading activities, strategies to increase motivation and engagement in reading, and parent involvement in reading homework. The study included 6 students in…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Grade 1
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Bates, Celeste C.; D'Agostino, Jerome V.; Gambrell, Linda; Xu, Meling – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2016
This study examined the effects of Reading Recovery on children's motivational levels, and how motivation may contribute to the effect of the intervention on literacy achievement. Prior studies concluded that Reading Recovery was positively associated with increased student motivation levels, but most of those studies were limited…
Descriptors: Reading, Grade 1, Reading Motivation, Reading Improvement
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Thompson, Carla J. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2012
Improving student performance for high-need student populations by improving the use of data in decision-making for early reading intervention programs in northwest Florida is the focus of this research to practice effort. The study is conceptually based on using a relational-feedback intervention (RFI) database model in early learning…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Data Collection
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Wood, Eileen; Anderson, Alissa; Piquette-Tomei, Noella; Savage, Robert; Mueller, Julie – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2011
Support requests were documented for 10 teachers (4 kindergarten, 4 grade one, and 2 grade one/two teachers) who received just-in-time instructional support over a 2 1/2 month period while implementing a novel reading software program as part of their literacy instruction. In-class observations were made of each instructional session. Analysis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Techniques, Reading Programs, Computer Software
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Ralston, Nicole C.; Benner, Gregory J.; Nelson, J. Ron; Caniglia, Cyndi – Journal of Direct Instruction, 2009
Building on research showing the interdependence of language skills and reading proficiency, this study examined the effects of using the "Language Arts" strand of the "Reading Mastery Signature" 2008 series program as a supplement to non-Direct Instruction reading programs with English Language Learner (ELL) students.…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Silent Reading, Oral Reading, Language Arts
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Savage, Robert S.; Abrami, Philip; Hipps, Geoffrey; Deault, Louise – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2009
This study reports a randomized controlled trial evaluation of a computer-based balanced literacy intervention, ABRACADABRA (http://grover.concordia.ca/abra/version1/abracadabra.html). Children (N = 144) in Grade 1 were exposed either to computer activities for word analysis, text comprehension, and fluency, alongside shared stories (experimental…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, Intervention, Reading Fluency
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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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Kelly, Patricia R.; Gomez-Bellenge, Francisco-Xavier; Chen, Jing; Schulz, Melissa M. – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2008
This study investigated the efficacy of Reading Recovery[R] (RR) with first grade English language learners (ELLs) in U.S. schools by examining the literacy outcomes of ELLs compared with their native English-speaking (NES) peers, who were also enrolled in RR. We also explored how ELLs' fall oral English proficiency levels were related to their…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Phonemics, Bilingual Education, Reading Failure
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Marchand-Martella, Nancy E.; Martella, Ronald C.; Kolts, Russell L.; Mitchell, Diane; Mitchell, Christopher – Journal of Direct Instruction, 2006
We examined the effects of a three-tier strategic model of intensifying instruction using "Reading Mastery Plus" in grades K-3 at a Title I school. Teachers received training and coaching before and during the program evaluation. They were assessed on their satisfaction with the program as well. The "Diagnostic Indicators of Basic…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Emergent Literacy, Diagnostic Tests, Program Evaluation