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Gray, Darcey – ProQuest LLC, 2013
At the implementation of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in 2001, schools began to determine what type of curricula would be beneficial for students to gain reading comprehension. Since the establishment of the NCLB legislation, the implementations of various reading curricula were created. The study focused on whether a particular reading…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Comprehension, Comparative Analysis
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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
Marsh, Julie A.; McCombs, Jennifer Sloan; Lockwood, J. R.; Martorell, Francisco; Gershwin, Daniel; Naftel, Scott; Le, Vi-Nhuan; Shea, Molly; Barney, Heather; Crego, Al – RAND Corporation, 2008
Although literacy skills needed to engage in the economy and public life have grown, the literacy skills of many adolescents remain low. One popular approach to improving student literacy is using school-based reading coaches; however, there is little empirical evidence regarding the nature of coaching and its effectiveness in changing teacher…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods