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Schugar, Heather R.; Dreher, Miriam Jean – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
This study is a secondary analysis of reading data collected from over 165,000 fourth graders as part of the U.S. National Assessment of Educational Progress. Using hierarchical linear modelling, the authors investigated factors associated with students' informational text comprehension, including out-of-school reading engagement, and in-school…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Reading Comprehension, Educational Indicators
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Baker, Linda; Dreher, Mariam Jean; Shiplet, Angela Katenkamp; Beall, Lisa Carter; Voelker, Anita N.; Garrett, Adia J.; Schugar, Heather R.; Finger-Elam, Maria – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2011
The Reading, Engaging, and Learning project (REAL) investigated whether a classroom intervention that enhanced young children's experience with informational books would increase reading achievement and engagement. Participants attended schools serving low income neighborhoods with 86% African American enrollment. The longitudinal study spanned…
Descriptors: Books, Reading Achievement, Learner Engagement, Low Income Groups