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Title:  Summary of 20 years of research on the effectiveness of adolescent literacy programs and practices
Description: This literature review searched the peer-reviewed studies of reading comprehension instructional practices conducted and published between 1994 and 2014 and summarizes the instructional practices that have demonstrated positive or potentially positive effects in scientifically rigorous studies employing experimental designs. Each study was rated by the review team utilizing the What Works Clearinghouse standards. The review of the literature resulted in the identification of 7,144 studies. Of these studies, only 111 met eligibility for review. Thirty-three of these studies were determined by the study team to have met What Works Clearinghouse standards. The 33 studies represented 29 different interventions or classroom practices. Twelve of these studies demonstrated positive or potentially positive effects. These 12 studies are described and the commonalities among the studies are summarized.
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Cover Date: September 2016
Web Release: September 6, 2016
Print Release: September 6, 2016
Publication #: REL 2016178
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Center/Program: REL
Associated Centers: NCEE
Authors: Sarah Herrera, Adrea J. Truckenmiller, and Barbara R. Foorman: Florida Center for Reading Research at Florida State University
Type of Product: What's Known
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Questions: For questions about the content of this What's Known, please contact:
Amy Johnson.