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Title:  The Spalding Method
Description: The Spalding Method, a language arts program for grades K6, aims to teach spelling, writing, and reading by using explicit, integrated instruction and multisensory techniques. The WWC identified 17 studies that investigated the effects of The Spalding Method on beginning readers that were published or released between 1983 and 2011. None of these studies meet WWC evidence standards. Therefore, the WWC is unable to draw any conclusions based on research about the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of the program for beginning readers. More research is needed to determine if the program works for these students.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: October 2012
Web Release: October 16, 2012
Print Release: October 16, 2012
Publication #: WWC IRL614
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Center/Program: WWC
Associated Centers: NCEE
Authors: WWC
Type of Product: Intervention Report
Questions: For questions about the content of this Intervention Report, please contact:
Erin Pollard.
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