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Direct Instruction Reading Mastery: A small scale study focused on male students with specific learning disabilities: Does It Really Work?

Banta, K.
Abstract:
This study examined the effectiveness of Reading Mastery V on male high school students with learning disabilities. Three Caucasian male students in the tenth grade participated in the study over an 8 week period. Student reading skills were tested prior to the study using a test from the Reading Mastery series. The same test was administered at the conclusion of the study. Results revealed a small improvement in the raw scores from the pretest to the posttest. The median score for the pretest was 16.33 out of a possible 18, and the median score for the posttest was 17. Additional data on students’ daily progress were recorded. Daily progress fluctuated for each student, most dramatically for student absences or refusal to participate in particular lessons. Overall, the author determined the program was successful because of each student’s academic gains and that they were all labeled as disruptive students prior to the study. (Copyright © 2011, National Institute for Direct Instruction (NIFDI). All rights reserved).
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Year:
2002
Main publication type:
Program Effectiveness
Subtype:
Master Thesis
Keywords:
Reading Mastery V
Address:
Milwaukee, WI
Note:
Study used a one group pretest-posttest study design
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