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The Effect Of Direct Instruction Reading Remediation For Fourth Graders, Jonathan Collins May 2004

The Effect Of Direct Instruction Reading Remediation For Fourth Graders, Jonathan Collins

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This study was to determine if below average readers in a reading remediation class receiving Direct Instruction reading would make larger gains in reading than average to above average readers who received whole language based reading instruction. These were 69 students in the study. Students were assigned to cohorts based on test performance on the Development Reading Assessment (DRA) and administrative recommendations. Instruction was provided for 5 months for the experimental group (n=36) using Scientific Research Associates Corrective Reading (a Direct Instruction reading program). The control group (n=11) received 5 months of reading instruction in a locally designed ...