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The Effectiveness of a Reading Intervention Pull-out Program


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Abstract (summary)

Many elementary schools across the United States are exploring the most efficient way to help at-risk readers. Pull-out programs, interventions that remove students from their mainstream classroom, have become one of the major tools for assisting students reach grade level proficiency. Up to now, little research has been conducted on this class of intervention to document any effects on student performance. This study, grounded in Vygotsky's social constructivist theory, investigated the effectiveness of a reading intervention program designed to assist at-risk readers with the needed skills and strategies to reach grade level proficiency. The quasi-experimental design compared 3 rd grade students who participated in a 3-month reading intervention program to a matched control group. The 49 students completed pre/post administrations of the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) and Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy scores (DIBELS) to respectively assess changes in reading comprehension and fluency. Paired sample ttests were used to reveal that the intervention group demonstrated significant progress on both SRI and DIBELS measures, whereas the control group only demonstrated significant progress on the SRI. Independent sample ttests of pre/post change were then used to confirm that the Soar to Success program had a significant impact on DIBELS oral reading fluency, but not on SRI comprehension scores. Implications for positive social change include identifying the best strategies to assist struggling readers attain higher reading achievement scores.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Teaching methods;
Elementary education;
Literacy;
Reading instruction;
Early intervention;
At risk students;
Academic achievement
Classification
0515: Education
0524: Elementary education
0535: Literacy
0535: Reading instruction
Identifier / keyword
Education; At-risk readers; Comprehension; Oral reading fluency; Pull-out programs; Reading intervention; Struggling readers
Title
The Effectiveness of a Reading Intervention Pull-out Program
Author
Rhett, Tonya Yvette
Number of pages
101
Publication year
2011
Degree date
2011
School code
0543
Source
DAI-A 73/03, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781267056726
Advisor
Bosier, Cassandra
Committee member
DeSoto, Jo; Shoemaker, Judy
University/institution
Walden University
Department
Education
University location
United States -- Minnesota
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3487011
ProQuest document ID
911993780
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/911993780
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