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Council, Morris R., III; Gardner, Ralph, III; Cartledge, Gwendolyn; Telesman, Alana O. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Reading RACES--Relevant and Culturally Engaging Stories (RR) is a repeated reading intervention using culturally relevant literature that is delivered through computer software. This study extends previous research with RR intended to further evaluate the effects of RR on the fluency and comprehension growth of second-grade students with reading…
Descriptors: Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Urban Schools, Culturally Relevant Education
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Hammerschmidt-Snidarich, Stephanie M.; McComas, Jennifer J.; Simonson, Gregory R. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Goal setting, in combination with evidence-based interventions, may be a viable intervention component to improve oral reading fluency for struggling readers. The present study examined the efficacy of individualized goal setting on the oral reading fluency rates of upper elementary students who were reading below grade level. Visual analysis of a…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Intervention, Oral Reading, Reading Fluency
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Erion, Joel; Hardy, Jennifer – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Parents of three second-grade students identified as at-risk readers were trained to tutor their children. The reading interventions were either accuracy (i.e., modeling and phrase drill) or proficiency (i.e., repeated reading and reward). Intervention selection was based on predicted level of the instructional hierarchy. Students reading below 32…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Reading Difficulties, Parents as Teachers, Intervention
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Wall, Candace A.; Rafferty, Lisa A.; Camizzi, Mariya A.; Max, Caroline A.; Van Blargan, David M. – Preventing School Failure, 2016
Many students who struggle to obtain the alphabetic principle are at risk for being identified as having a reading disability and would benefit from additional explicit phonics instruction as a remedial measure. In this action research case study, the research team conducted two experiments to investigate the effects of a color-coded, onset-rime,…
Descriptors: Action Research, Decoding (Reading), Intervention, Elementary School Students
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Helf, Shawnna; Cooke, Nancy L.; Konrad, Moira – Preventing School Failure, 2014
This study compared the reading gains of Kindergarten students who were at risk for reading failure who were taught with either a structured supplemental reading program or with teacher-designed or teacher-selected instruction. The authors used a quasi-experimental design with preexisting groups to examine changes from pretest to posttest.…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Supplementary Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties
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Ball, Carrie R.; Finch, W. Holmes; Gettinger, Maribeth – Preventing School Failure, 2014
Prior research has documented that classroom-level variables have a significant effect on student outcomes; however, previous findings have typically focused on average student outcomes and have only recently begun to use hierarchical linear modeling techniques. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of classroom-level variables on the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, At Risk Students, Classroom Environment, Context Effect
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Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Oakes, Wendy Peia; Magill, Lauren – Preventing School Failure, 2014
In this article, the authors clarify the role of the leadership team, providing a rationale for one integrated team to examine academic, social, and behavioral programming, with careful attention to including all key stakeholders. Next, the authors discuss the procedures for teaching all key stakeholders the comprehensive, integrated, three-tiered…
Descriptors: Intervention, Models, Reliability, Instructional Leadership
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Abbott, Mary; Wills, Howard – Preventing School Failure, 2012
In today's educational environment, schools struggle to meet the academic needs of every student. Many schools are challenged by the use of a response-to-intervention framework in which too many students need strong interventions. This article details a data-driven, decision-making response-to-intervention reading team model in which teachers,…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Data, Decision Making, Reading Instruction
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Goss, C. Lee; Brown-Chidsey, Rachel – Preventing School Failure, 2012
With the emergence of response to intervention as a key element for supporting school success for all students, there is a need for teachers to know which interventions have been found to be effective. Some interventions have been validated with a number of research studies, but new interventions also need such validation. This study was a program…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Program Evaluation, Reading, Reading Programs