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ERIC Number: EJ1209810
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9487
The Effects of a Paraphrasing Intervention on Word Problem-Solving Accuracy of English Learners at Risk of Mathematic Disabilities
Kong, Jennifer E.; Swanson, H. Lee
Learning Disability Quarterly, v42 n2 p92-104 May 2019
English learners (ELs) experience difficulty with mathematical problem solving because word problems require complex processes beyond basic math skills, such as the use of linguistic information, identifying relevant information, and constructing the appropriate problem statement. This study used a combined multiple baseline design and criterion changing design to assess the effectiveness of a paraphrasing intervention on the problem-solving performance for nine third-grade students who are ELs and at risk of mathematical disabilities (MD). Although the magnitude of the Tau-U effect sizes was in the small range, the visual analysis indicated that all students displayed increasing trends in problem-solving accuracy as a function of the paraphrasing intervention. The results were discussed in terms of providing continual support toward maintaining intervention outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California