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Report: Effectiveness of Selected Supplemental Reading Comprehension Interventions: Findings from Two Student Cohorts

Report » Effectiveness of Selected Supplemental Reading Comprehension Interventions: Findings from Two Student Cohorts

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Categories

INSTRUCTION, literacy, interventions, EQUITY, access, outcomes, STUDENTS, struggling learners

Areas

PRACTITIONER:teaching design and practices, SCHOOL:culture of change and improvement

Authors

Susanne James-Burdumy , John Deke , Julieta Lugo-Gil , Nancy Carey , Alan Hershey , Russell Gersten , Rebecca Newman-Gonchar , Joseph Dimino , Kelly Haymond

Published

2010, 5/5/2010

Publisher

National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education

Abstract

"Results after two years of using three reading comprehension curricula show gains from one program and no effects for the other two on reading comprehension for fifth-graders, according to a study released by the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance in the Institute of Education Sciences. The study focused on whether 5th grade students in disadvantaged schools could be helped in making the transition from "learning to read" to "reading to learn" by bolstering the vocabulary and comprehension skills that allow them to organize and acquire knowledge from text."

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