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|Reading Recovery® Intervention Report
This new What Works Clearinghouse intervention report summarizes the evidence on Reading Recovery®, updating an earlier report from 2013, and provides detailed information about program implementation and cost. Reading Recovery® is a supplemental, one-on-one tutoring program designed to help students in grade 1 who score below grade level in reading. The program aims to improve student reading and writing skills by providing one-on-one tutoring and tailoring lessons to each student. Trained Reading Recovery® teachers deliver the tutoring in daily 30-minute sessions over the course of 12 to 20 weeks. Based on two studies that meet WWC standards, there is moderate evidence that Reading Recovery® positively impacted student achievement in literacy immediately after the intervention. There is also promising evidence that Reading Recovery® positively impacted writing productivity and receptive communication immediately after the intervention and writing conventions 3 years after the intervention. Reading Recovery® had uncertain effects on math achievement 3 years after the intervention and on general academic achievement 10 years after the intervention.
|Web-Based Intelligent Tutoring for the Structure Strategy
This What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) intervention report summarizes the research on Web-Based Intelligent Tutoring for the Structure Strategy (ITSS), a web-based program that provides supplemental literacy instruction and practice for students in kindergarten to grade 8. The program is designed to develop students’ literacy skills needed to understand factual texts encountered in school and everyday life. The program teaches students how to follow the logical structure of factual text and to use text structure to improve understanding and recall. Based on the research, the WWC found that ITSS is likely to increase students’ reading comprehension in grades 4-7.
|Public-Use Data Files and Documentation (FRSS 107): Programs and Services for High School English Learners
This file contains data from a fast-response survey titled "Programs and Services for High School English Learners." This survey provides the first nationally representative data on programs and services for high school English learners (ELs). NCES released the results of this survey in the First Look report “Programs and Services for High School English Learners in Public School Districts: 2015 –16” (NCES 2016-150).
Questionnaires and cover letters were mailed to the superintendent of each sampled district in September 2015. The letter stated the purpose of the study and requested that the questionnaire be completed by the person(s) in the district most knowledgeable about programs and services for English learners at the high school level. Respondents were asked to respond for the current 2015–16 school year. Respondents were offered options of completing the survey on paper or online. Telephone follow-up for survey nonresponse and data clarification was initiated in October 2015 and completed in February 2016. The weighted response rate was 89 percent.
Respondents reported about programs and services for high school ELs, including instructional approaches, newcomer programs, online or computer-based programs, and programs or services (e.g., tutoring) designed specifically for high school ELs.
|Programs and Services for High School English Learners in Public School Districts: 2015–16
The 2015–16 survey Programs and Services for High School English Learners provides the first nationally representative data on this topic. This report is based on that survey and presents data on programs and services for high school English learners (ELs), including instructional approaches, newcomer programs, online or computer-based programs, and programs or services (e.g., tutoring) designed specifically for high school ELs. The report provides findings on the use of native language(s) for content instruction, instructional support, materials, and services. Data are presented about the information that districts provide about educational programs or services to ELs ages 18 to 21 seeking to newly enroll in the district, as well as the factors districts consider when providing information about these programs and services to ELs in this group.
|WWC Review of the Report "Large-scale Randomized Controlled Trial with 4th Graders Using Intelligent Tutoring of the Structure Strategy to Improve Nonfiction Reading Comprehension"
In the 2012 study, Large-scale Randomized Controlled Trial with 4th Graders Using Intelligent Tutoring of the Structure Strategy to Improve Nonfiction Reading Comprehension, researchers examined the effects of the web-based tutoring program, Intelligent Tutoring of the Structure Strategy (ITSS), on the reading comprehension of fourth-grade students in language arts classrooms. ITSS is a one-on-one, web-based intelligent tutoring system which models a "structure strategy" technique, provides practice opportunities, and gives immediate feedback to students. The analysis included 1,875 to 2,371 fourth-grade students from 100 to 117 classrooms in Pennsylvania elementary schools. Study authors assessed the effectiveness of ITSS by comparing the reading comprehension of students in ITSS classrooms with students in comparison classrooms. The study is a well-implemented randomized controlled trial, and the research meets WWC evidence standards without reservations.
|Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies
Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies is a peer-tutoring program for grades K–6 that aims to improve student proficiency in math and other disciplines. The program supplements regular math instruction by having students work in pairs or small groups, coaching one another, practicing math concepts, and providing encouragement and feedback to their peers. After reviewing 13 studies that examined the effects of Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies on the math performance of elementary school students, the WWC found that one meets WWC evidence standards without reservations. The one study is a randomized controlled trial that included 328 first-grade students in five elementary schools in the southeastern United States. Based on the evidence reported in this study, the WWC found that the program has no discernible effects on mathematics achievement for elementary school students.
|Impacts of Title I Supplemental Educational Services on Student Achievement
"Impacts of Title I Supplemental Educational Services on Student Achievement" examines the potential achievement benefits of academic support services offered outside the regular school day by state-approved Supplemental Educational Service providers. As one of the parental choice provisions implemented with Title I funds under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, parents of low-income students in low-performing schools are offered a choice of Supplemental Educational Services (SES) for their children. In the six study districts located in three states (Connecticut, Ohio, and Florida), more eligible students applied for SES than could be served with available funds, requiring prioritization of SES to the lowest-achieving students among the eligible applicants. Oversubscription for SES is unusual among school districts, and the study’s six school districts are not nationally representative. The study uses a regression discontinuity design to obtain estimates of the impact of SES by comparing the outcomes of students just below and above the cutoff value for receiving services.
|A Descriptive Study of Enrollment in Supplemental Educational Services in the Four REL Appalachia Region States
This study of the Title I supplemental educational services program in the Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia region looks at enrollment rates, number of tutoring hours contracted for and attended by students, and variations in the type of instruction across providers and enrollees in 2007/08.
|Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies
Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies is a peer-tutoring program for use in elementary school classrooms to improve student proficiency in reading. The program is meant to supplement students’ existing reading curriculum and uses peer-mediated instruction to provide tutoring in three reading strategies. The WWC reviewed 4 studies that investigated the effects of Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies on English language learners. One study meets WWC evidence standards and includes 99 English language learners from 3rd to 6th grade in Texas. Based on its review of the research, the WWC found Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies to have potentially positive effects for reading achievement for English language learners.
Sound Partners is a phonics-based tutoring program that provides supplemental reading instruction to elementary school students in grades K-3 with below average reading skills. The WWC reviewed 18 studies that investigated the effects of Sound Partners on beginning readers. Four studies meet WWC evidence standards and three studies meet WWC evidence standards with reservations. The seven studies included 442 students from kindergarten and first grade in urban schools in the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest. Based on its review of the research, the WWC found Sound Partners to have positive effects for alphabetics, fluency, and comprehension and no discernible effects for general reading achievement for beginning readers.
|Students' Use of Tutoring Services, by Adequate Yearly Progress Status of School
This Statistics in Brief reports on the use of tutoring services among public school students enrolled in grades K-12 in 2007. The report compares tutoring of students in schools that had not made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for 3 or more years and would be required to provide such services with that of students who attended other public schools.
|Structuring Out-of-School Time to Improve Academic Achievement
Out-of-school time programs can enhance academic achievement by helping students learn outside the classroom. The five recommendations in this guide are intended to help district and school administrators, out-of-school program providers, and educators design out-of-school time programs that will increase learning for students. The guide also describes the research supporting each recommendation, how to carry out each recommendation, and how to address roadblocks that might arise in implementing them.
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