Improving reading comprehension in 4th grade rural and suburban students

K. Wijekumar, Bonnie J.F. Meyer

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Abstract

Poor reading comprehension is a concern for all schools. The structure strategy has improved reading comprehension consistently for over 35 years. A web-based intelligent tutoring system to deliver the structure strategy (ITSS) was created to support wider dissemination of this powerful approach. This paper presents the findings from a large scale randomized controlled trial (129 classrooms) on the effects of ITSS on the reading comprehension of 4th grade rural and suburban students as measured by a standardized test as well as researcher designed measures. The design involved within school random assignment of ITSS to classrooms, and data analyses used hierarchical linear modeling. Both measures showed that the ITSS classrooms statistically significantly outperformed their control classroom counterparts on post-test measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IADIS International Conference Information Systems 2012, IS 2012
EditorsPedro Isaias, Luis Rodrigues, Miguel Baptista Nunes, Philip Powell
PublisherIADIS
Pages404-408
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9789728939687
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
EventIADIS International Conference on Information Systems 2012, IS 2012 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: Mar 10 2012Mar 12 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IADIS International Conference Information Systems 2012, IS 2012

Other

OtherIADIS International Conference on Information Systems 2012, IS 2012
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period3/10/123/12/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Software

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