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Solis, Michael; Miciak, Jeremy; Vaughn, Sharon; Fletcher, Jack M. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2014
We describe findings from a series of longitudinal studies utilizing a response to intervention framework implemented over 3 years with students in Grades 6 through 8 with reading disabilities and poor reading comprehension. Students were identified based on reading comprehension scores in Grade 5 (n = 1,083) and then randomized to treatment or…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Reed, Deborah K.; Vaughn, Sharon; Petscher, Yaacov – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2012
In this study, the authors examined the validity of a holistically scored retell within a confirmatory factor analysis framework by comparing the fit of a three-factor model of reading with the data from a diverse sample of seventh and eighth graders. The final model demonstrated adequate fit, [chi][squared](32) = 97.316; comparative fit index =…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Validity, Reading Comprehension, Grade 8
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Bryant, Diane Pedrotty; Vaughn, Sharon; Linan-Thompson, Sylvia; Ugel, Nicole; Hamff, Allison; Hougen, Marty – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2000
Ten sixth-grade teachers and 60 students (14 with reading disabilities, 17 low-achieving students, and 29 typical students) participated in a four-month professional development and intervention program designed to enhance reading outcomes using word identification, fluency, and content area comprehension strategies. All three groups improved in…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Oral Reading, Professional Development