The Effects of Academic Interventions on the Development of Reading Academic Competence in Fourth Grade Students

The Effects of Academic Interventions on the Development of Reading Academic Competence in Fourth Grade Students

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This dissertation examined the effects of academic interventions on the development of reading academic competence in fourth grade students who performed at or below grade level as determined by TAKS reading scale scores. Fifty students in fifth grade were chosen to participate in the study from five elementary schools in the Fort Worth Independent School District in Fort Worth, Texas. Only 46 students completed the study. The study was conducted with a control (N = 23) and treatment group (N = 23). The fourth grade students were administered pretests and posttests using the ACES and the fourth grade TAKS reading test. This quantitative study used a quasi-experimental design to answer the research questions. The final data results did not indicate that the implementation of interventions significantly increased TAKS reading scores at the p g .05 level. In addition, there were no significant increases at the p g .05 level between the ACES pretests and posttests. Although there were no significant gains on the TAKS or ACES, there are implications the interventions had a positive effect on teacher perceptions of their students' academic competence and some growth was evident for the treatment groups on both TAKS and ACE.Texas educators in particular struggle to determine which instructional strategies and interventions lead to academic ... Texasa#39; annual dropout rates, TAKS scores, and Academic Yearly Progress (AYP) ratings cause alarm for politicians, anbsp;...


Title:The Effects of Academic Interventions on the Development of Reading Academic Competence in Fourth Grade Students
Author: Josie Hernandez-Gutierrez
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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