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Remedial and Special Education
Studies from Texas A&M University in the Area of Remedial and Special Education Published
March 23rd, 2011
"This study compared the effects of 2 supplemental interventions on the beginning reading performance of kindergarteners identified as at risk of reading difficulty," scientists in the United States report.
"Students (N = 206) were assigned randomly at the classroom level either to an explicit/systematic commercial program or to a school-designed practice intervention taught 30 min per day in small groups for approximately 100 sessions. Multilevel hierarchical linear analyses revealed statistically significant effects favoring the explicit/systematic intervention on alphabetic, phonemic, and untimed decoding skills with substantive effect sizes on all measures except word...
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Source: Education Business Weekly (2011-03-23)