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Boudreaux-Johnson, Marcy; Mooney, Paul; Lastrapes, Renée E. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2017
The study's primary purpose was to evaluate the effectiveness of a widely promoted close reading instructional routine for elementary grades students at risk for reading failure. Close reading is designed to help students read complex text independently and proficiently. Participants were six fourth-grade students receiving supplemental…
Descriptors: Grade 4, At Risk Students, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies
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Ralston, Nicole C.; Waggoner, Jacqueline M.; Tarasawa, Beth; Jackson, Amy – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2016
This study investigates the use of screening assessments within the increasingly popular Response to Intervention (RTI) framework, specifically seeking to collect concurrent validity evidence on one potential new screening tool, the Independent Reading Level Assessment (IRLA) framework. Furthermore, this study builds on existing literature by…
Descriptors: Validity, Independent Reading, Reading Tests, Measurement
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Vannest, Kimberly J.; Parker, Richard I.; Park, Hija; Fowler, Laura T. Sanchez; Devore, Heidi; Mohan, Sarita; Bullous, Sallie – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2008
Mentoring is frequently discussed as a viable approach for improving the educational and social outcomes of students at risk for learning or behavioral problems. However, little data-based evidence beyond case study has been presented regarding the effectiveness of mentoring for students at risk. Here, 16 students with emotional/behavioral…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mentors, Student Behavior, Day Schools