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Early identification and intervention with kindergartners at risk for reading failure: A district -wide prevention program using a multiple gating approach
This study is part of an action research project designed to model a district-wide early identification and intervention program for Kindergartners at risk for reading failure. The project was designed to model quality professional development in the area of early literacy for Kindergarten teachers, the use of a multi-gating procedure for identifying those children most likely to benefit from extra support, training for paraprofessionals to provide support to identified low performing students, and the use of a “response to intervention” approach for determining level of intensity of intervention. This study evaluates the relative effectiveness of the two research-validated curricula chosen as strategic interventions for improving outcomes on early literacy indicators of at-risk Kindergarten students. Both curricula were delivered in small groups by classroom aides who received brief training. A second part of the study evaluates the effectiveness of individually designed, intensified interventions for those children whose achievement did not improve sufficiently under conditions of small group instruction. A third section examined factors affecting teacher motivation to participate in the project and to embrace new teaching and assessment methods.
Educational psychology|Preschool education|Literacy|Reading instruction
Loughlin, Judith E, "Early identification and intervention with kindergartners at risk for reading failure: A district -wide prevention program using a multiple gating approach" (2003). Doctoral Dissertations Available from Proquest. AAI3096297.