Short- and long-term effects of assessment-based differentiated reading instruction in general education on reading fluency and reading comprehension

This study investigates short- and long-term effects of combining learning progress assessment (LPA) as a tool for teachers to constantly monitor their students' progress with differentiated reading instruction to address students' individual needs on reading fluency and reading comprehension. The study was conducted in German elementary school classrooms. Third grade classrooms (n = 28) were randomly assigned to either an LPA group with differentiated instruction or a control group (CG). Students in the treatment group showed higher growth in reading fluency than students in the CG (d = .30). The effect was stable over the two-year period of the study. Students with lower reading skills benefited more from the treatment. No effects were found on reading comprehension. Results are discussed with regard to teachers’ use of data to differentiate instruction.
Source: Learning and Instruction - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

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