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Goss, C. Lee; Brown-Chidsey, Rachel – Preventing School Failure, 2012
With the emergence of response to intervention as a key element for supporting school success for all students, there is a need for teachers to know which interventions have been found to be effective. Some interventions have been validated with a number of research studies, but new interventions also need such validation. This study was a program…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Program Evaluation, Reading, Reading Programs
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Algozzine, Bob; Wang, Chuang; White, Richard; Cooke, Nancy; Marr, Mary Beth; Algozzine, Kate; Helf, Shawnna S.; Duran, Grace Zamora – Exceptional Children, 2012
This article addresses the effects of 3-tiered comprehensive reading and behavior interventions on K-3 student outcomes in 7 urban elementary schools with a high prevalence of students considered difficult to teach. Specific features of each level of the implementation are described including screening and tier placement procedures, scheduling and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Emergent Literacy, Discipline, Program Effectiveness
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Stockard, Jean – Journal of Research in Rural Education, 2011
Reviews of research on rural education suggest that identifying ways to help rural schools improve teachers' pedagogical skills should be a high priority. This article addresses this issue by examining changes in reading skills through the primary grades of students in three rural, Midwestern districts that occurred after the implementation of a…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Rural Schools, Rural Areas, Effect Size
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Stockard, Jean – Journal of Direct Instruction, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of two implementation variables (source of technical support and time of implementation) to first grade reading achievement across three naturally-occurring conditions over a six-year time span. Two of the conditions involved implementation of Direct Instruction (DI) curriculum programs,…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Reading Achievement, Grade 1, Reading Comprehension
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Wills, Howard; Kamps, Debra; Abbott, Mary; Bannister, Harriett; Kaufman, Jorun – Behavioral Disorders, 2010
This study investigated the effects of small-group reading interventions, implemented within a school wide positive behavior support model, on elementary students with and without risk for emotional and behavior disorders. Participating schools and students were part of a larger randomized controlled group study. A subset of the larger study, four…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Reading Fluency, At Risk Students, Behavior Disorders
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Stockard, Jean – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2010
Previous research has documented a substantial decline of standardized test scores of children from low-income backgrounds, relative to more advantaged peers, in later elementary grades, the so-called "fourth-grade slump." This article examines changes in reading achievement from first to fifth grade for students in a large urban school…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Reading Achievement, Economically Disadvantaged, Standardized Tests
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Crowe, Elizabeth Coyne; Connor, Carol McDonald; Petscher, Yaacov – Journal of School Psychology, 2009
Policy changes at the federal and state level are endeavoring to improve student achievement at schools serving children from lower-SES homes. One important strategy is the focus on using evidence-based core reading curricula to provide a consistent framework for instruction across schools. However, rarely have these curricula undergone rigorous…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Achievement, Comparative Testing, Grade 3
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McIntyre, Ellen; Rightmyer, Elizabeth C.; Petrosko, Joseph P. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2008
In this study, we examined 56 first-grade struggling readers' phonics and reading achievement in classrooms served by SRA Reading Mastery, a scripted model of early reading instruction against the achievement of 52 first-grade struggling readers in classrooms served by one of four other, non-scripted reading models. We also studied the…
Descriptors: Phonics, Early Reading, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction
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Ruhe, Valerie; Paula, Moore – ERS Spectrum, 2005
Reading Recovery is a short-term intervention for first-grade children with reading and writing difficulties. This longitudinal study investigated the performance of a cohort of 1998 Reading Recovery students on later literacy achievement as measured by the 2001 Grade 4 Maine Educational Assessment (MEA). The results showed that the average MEA…
Descriptors: Writing Difficulties, Early Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Grade 4
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Schmitt, Maribeth Cassidy; Gregory, Anne E. – Literacy Teaching and Learning, 2005
The purpose of this study was to contribute to and strengthen previous work that examined the long-lasting effects of Reading Recovery in statewide efforts aimed at bolstering early literacy achievement and reducing early learning difficulties. Specifically, the study explored the literacy achievement of Reading Recovery participants whose series…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading Failure, Prevention, Reading Programs
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Menon, Shailaja; Hiebert, Elfrieda H. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2005
This study examined the effectiveness of a little book curriculum in facilitating the independent word-solving skills of first-grade readers. The curriculum was based on a theoretical model that identified two critical dimensions of text-based support for beginning readers: linguistic content and cognitive load. The 15-week little book…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Linguistics, Intervention, Anthologies
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O'Connor, Rollanda E.; Fulmer, Deborah; Harty, Kristin R.; Bell, Kathryn M. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2005
In this study, students and their teachers participated in a layered approach to reading intervention in kindergarten through third grade that included professional development for teachers in scientifically based reading instruction, ongoing measurement of reading progress, and additional small-group or individual instruction for students whose…
Descriptors: Individual Instruction, Reading Instruction, Intervention, Reading Achievement
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O'Connor, Rollanda E.; Harty, Kristin R.; Fulmer, Deborah – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2005
This study measured the effects of increasing levels of intervention in reading for a cohort of children in Grades K through 3 to determine whether the severity of reading disability (RD) could be significantly reduced in the catchment schools. Tier 1 consisted of professional development for teachers of reading. The focus of this study is on…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Reading Instruction, Intervention, Reading Comprehension
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McIntyre, Ellen; Petrosko, Joe; Jones, Deneese; Powell, Rebecca; Powers, Sherry; Newsome, Faye; Bright, Kelly – Journal of Educational Research, 2005
In this article, the authors examined the effects of 1 year of supplemental instruction on first-grade children considered struggling readers on their phonics and reading comprehension achievement, along with second-grade children considered struggling readers on their reading comprehension achievement. This study included 196 children in 17…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Supplementary Education, Small Group Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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Cassady, Jerrell C.; Smith, Lawrence L. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2005
This study examined the effects of the Waterford Early Reading Program on reading achievement gains across the first-grade year. The results of this longitudinal analysis demonstrated meaningfully greater gains on reading achievement for those with access to the Integrated learning system (ILS) (n[superscript 2] =.10). Furthermore, the positive…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Early Reading, Reading Instruction, Achievement Gains
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