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Stockard, Jean – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2020
This article examined the extent to which administrative decisions that affected the implementation fidelity of Direct Instruction programs were related to student achievement. Data from three studies showed that administrative decisions that disregarded recommended protocols regarding teacher training, teacher preparation, and student schedules…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Program Implementation, Decision Making, Academic Achievement
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Chaparro, Erin A.; Smolkowski, Keith; Jackson, Kathleen Ryan – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2020
Oregon's Effective Behavioral and Instructional Support Systems (EBISS) initiative was implemented in 25 school districts. The initiative trained and coached district leaders and teachers in the use of the EBISS model through the lens of implementation science. The EBISS model integrates school-wide positive behavior intervention and supports…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, State Programs, Coaching (Performance), Professional Development
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Allen, Abigail A.; Poch, Apryl L.; Lembke, Erica S. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
This manuscript describes two empirical studies of alternative scoring procedures used with curriculum-based measurement in writing (CBM-W). Study 1 explored the technical adequacy of a trait-based rubric in first grade. Study 2 explored the technical adequacy of a trait-based rubric, production-dependent, and production-independent scores in…
Descriptors: Scoring, Alternative Assessment, Curriculum Based Assessment, Emergent Literacy
Austin, Christy R.; Vaughn, Sharon; McClelland, Amanda M. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2017
A subset of students fail to respond adequately to reading interventions. This synthesis systematically reviews studies in which students in grades K-3 responded inadequately to a Tier 2 reading intervention and were provided with a Tier 3 intervention. Descriptions of the Tier 3 reading interventions and effects are provided. To meet inclusion…
Descriptors: Reading Improvement, Intervention, Synthesis, Early Childhood Education
Baker, Doris Luft; Burns, Darci; Kame'enui, Edward J.; Smolkowski, Keith; Baker, Scott King – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2016
This study examines the effect of 30 min of small group explicit instruction on reading outcomes for first-grade Spanish-speaking English learners (ELs) at risk of reading difficulties. Participants were 78 ELs from seven schools who were receiving Spanish only, or Spanish and English, whole group reading instruction in first grade. Students were…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Reading Instruction, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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Lam, Elizabeth A.; McMaster, Kristen L. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2014
The purpose of this review was to update previous reviews on factors related to students' responsiveness to early literacy intervention. The 14 studies in this synthesis used experimental designs, provided small-group or one-on-one reading interventions, and analyzed factors related to responsiveness to those interventions. Participants were…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Early Intervention, Emergent Literacy, Longitudinal Studies
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Gyovai, Lisa Klett; Cartledge, Gwendolyn; Kourea, Lefki; Yurick, Amanda; Gibson, Lenwood – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2009
This study examined the effects of a supplemental early reading intervention on the beginning literacy skills of 12 kindergarten/first-grade urban English language learners (ELLs). The Early Reading Intervention (ERI; Simmons & Kame'enui, 2003) was the instructional intervention used with all students. A multiple-baseline design across…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Phonemes, Early Reading, Phonology
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Calhoon, Mary Beth; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Cihak, David; King, Amber; Avalos, Annalise – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a supplemental peer-mediated reading program on reading achievement of first graders (N = 76) in a two-way bilingual immersion (TWBI) program. Nearly 80% of students were Hispanic; of these, 24 were identified as English language learners (ELLs). Classrooms were randomly assigned to…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Fluency, Reading Skills, Reading Programs
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Klenk, Laura – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1994
This case study chronicles the development of reading and writing in a student (age eight) with a learning disability. The study is rooted in cognitive science, sociohistorical, and developmental perspectives of literacy. The study discusses appropriate assistance to be offered while engaging the child in personally meaningful reading and writing…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cognitive Processes, Emergent Literacy, Intermediate Grades