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Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Reading achievement

2022

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Blended Elearning Tools And Upper Elementary Reading Achievement, Angela Dawn Tester-Smith Jan 2022

Blended Elearning Tools And Upper Elementary Reading Achievement, Angela Dawn Tester-Smith

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Though researchers have demonstrated that adaptive practice software is an effective tool to use with primary grade students, they have not fully established the impact blended eLearning tools have on upper elementary students in a suburban school setting. The problem facing one southeastern state district was that their schools had selected different approaches to address declining reading scores, but the district had no systematic analysis of the chosen blended eLearning tools to determine an improvement in reading growth scores among all students. The purpose of this comparative quantitative project study was to determine the influence different blended eLearning tools, Reading …


Third Grade Arabic And English Dual Language Learners’ Literacy Achievement Associated With The Scott Foresman Reading Street Program, Katina Latrice Walton Jan 2022

Third Grade Arabic And English Dual Language Learners’ Literacy Achievement Associated With The Scott Foresman Reading Street Program, Katina Latrice Walton

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The academic success of dual language learners (DLLs) has been studied extensively, but few studies have investigated the effectiveness of the Scott Foresman Reading Street (SFRS) program on DLL struggling readers. The purpose of this quantitative study, grounded in the linguistic interdependence theory, was to compare the Measure of Academic Progress Reading Fluency (MAP RF) Rasch Unit (RIT) scores of third grade DLL struggling readers before and after they participated in 1 year of the SFRS program at Commonwealth School in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The RIT scores measure students’ progress between grades. A repeated-measures t test was used to examine …