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Assessing the Promise of a Supplemental Reading Intervention for At-Risk First Grade Students in a Public School Setting
Education Faculty Publications and Presentations
  • Kouider Mokhtari, University of Texas at Tyler
  • Joanna Neel, University of Texas at Tyler
  • Forrest Kaiser, Caldwell Elementary School, Tyler Texas
  • Hong-Hai Le, University of Texas at Tyler
Abstract
In this exploratory quasi-experimental case study, we assessed the promise of a yearlong supplemental reading intervention with a small pilot group of at-risk first grade readers in an elementary school setting. Using standardized measures of reading proficiency, we found that after 47 hours of one-on-one tutoring instruction, students read significantly more proficiently than did non-tutored students in a matched group of first grade peers in the same school. These results are encouraging in light of literacy research documenting the impact of one-on-one tutoring by qualified tutors of at-risk early grade readers. We used lessons learned from this pilot study to help inform and direct the necessary revisions and refinements of future reading interventions with the goal of building the school’s capacity to support the literacy development of at-risk readers so that they can catch up with their typically developing peers.
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Originally published in the International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education (IEJEE). IEJEE adapts "Creative commons Attribution 4.0 International" licence (click here to read the full-text legal code http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode).
Publisher
International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education
Date of publication
5-25-2015
Language
English
Persistent identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10950/373
Document Type
Article
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Publisher Citation
Mokhtari, K., Neel, J., Kaiser, K., & Le, H-H. (2015). Assessing the promise of a supplemental reading intervention program for at-risk first grade students in a public school setting. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 7(3), 281-300.
Citation Information
Kouider Mokhtari, Joanna Neel, Forrest Kaiser and Hong-Hai Le. "Assessing the Promise of a Supplemental Reading Intervention for At-Risk First Grade Students in a Public School Setting" (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/joanna-neel/4/