The Effects of the Language! Reading Intervention Program On Reading Performance for Fifth Grade Students in a Title One Elementary School


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Masters of Education

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of using Language! Reading Intervention Program on the reading performance of fifth grade students in the areas of fluency and comprehension development. A pre test and post test, quasi–experimental design was selected for use in this study. All five students selected to participate scored at the lowest performance level on the Maryland School Assessment for 2007-2008 in Reading, and had a history of reading difficulties. All were performing below grade level with delays in reading, writing, and spelling. An additional five students also taught by the investigator served as the control group. The Language! Reading Intervention Program was implemented daily from October 2008 through May 2009. Analysis of the data suggested some support for the effectiveness of the intervention program compared to regular instruction.