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Summarize and compare the evidence of the effectiveness of interventions that address your school or district’s needs.

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InterventionTopicImprovement IndexEffectiveness RatingExtent Of Evidence
Headsprout® Early Reading Early Childhood Education
22
Potentially positive effects Small
Dialogic Reading Early Childhood Education
19
Positive effects Not Rated
Literacy Express Early Childhood Education
12
Positive effects Medium to Large
Doors to Discovery™ Early Childhood Education
11
Potentially positive effects Small
Bright Beginnings Early Childhood Education
6
No discernible effects Small
Tools of the Mind Early Childhood Education
6
No discernible effects Small
Pre-K Mathematics Early Childhood Education
5
No discernible effects Small
Words and Concepts Early Childhood Education
4
No discernible effects Not Rated
Interactive Shared Book Reading Early Childhood Education
3
Mixed effects Small
Shared Book Reading Early Childhood Education
3
Mixed effects Not Rated
Curiosity Corner Early Childhood Education
2
No discernible effects Medium to Large
The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, Fourth Edition Early Childhood Education
2
No discernible effects Medium to Large
Direct Instruction Early Childhood Education
1
No discernible effects Small
Ready, Set, Leap!® Early Childhood Education
1
No discernible effects Medium to Large
Waterford Early Reading Level One™ Early Childhood Education
0
No discernible effects Small
Let's Begin with the Letter People® Early Childhood Education
-1
No discernible effects Medium to Large
Ladders to Literacy Early Childhood Education
-7
Potentially negative effects Small
Phonological Awareness Training plus Letter Knowledge Training Early Childhood Education
-12
Potentially negative effects Not Rated

Phonological processing

InterventionTopicImprovement IndexEffectiveness RatingExtent Of Evidence
Phonological Awareness Training plus Letter Knowledge Training Early Childhood Education
28
Potentially positive effects Not Rated
Phonological Awareness Training Early Childhood Education
27
Positive effects Not Rated
DaisyQuest Early Childhood Education
25
Positive effects Not Rated
Shared Book Reading Early Childhood Education
17
Potentially positive effects Not Rated
Literacy Express Early Childhood Education
12
Positive effects Medium to Large
Dialogic Reading Early Childhood Education
9
No discernible effects Not Rated
Curiosity Corner Early Childhood Education
7
No discernible effects Small
Doors to Discovery™ Early Childhood Education
6
No discernible effects Small
Ready, Set, Leap!® Early Childhood Education
2
No discernible effects Medium to Large
Pre-K Mathematics Early Childhood Education
2
No discernible effects Small
Sound Foundations Early Childhood Education
1
Potentially positive effects Small
The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, Fourth Edition Early Childhood Education
-2
No discernible effects Medium to Large
Bright Beginnings Early Childhood Education
-3
No discernible effects Small
Ladders to Literacy Early Childhood Education
-6
No discernible effects Small
Let's Begin with the Letter People® Early Childhood Education
-6
No discernible effects Small

Print knowledge

InterventionTopicImprovement IndexEffectiveness RatingExtent Of Evidence
Phonological Awareness Training plus Letter Knowledge Training Early Childhood Education
27
Positive effects Not Rated
Headsprout® Early Reading Early Childhood Education
22
Potentially positive effects Small
Literacy Express Early Childhood Education
15
Positive effects Medium to Large
Doors to Discovery™ Early Childhood Education
15
Potentially positive effects Medium to Large
Bright Beginnings Early Childhood Education
8
No discernible effects Small
Waterford Early Reading Level One™ Early Childhood Education
7
No discernible effects Small
Let's Begin with the Letter People® Early Childhood Education
6
Mixed effects Medium to Large
Curiosity Corner Early Childhood Education
3
No discernible effects Small
Pre-K Mathematics Early Childhood Education
3
No discernible effects Small
Ready, Set, Leap!® Early Childhood Education
2
No discernible effects Medium to Large
Ladders to Literacy Early Childhood Education
0
No discernible effects Small
Tools of the Mind Early Childhood Education
0
No discernible effects Small
The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, Fourth Edition Early Childhood Education
-2
No discernible effects Medium to Large
Direct Instruction Early Childhood Education
-3
No discernible effects Small
Interactive Shared Book Reading Early Childhood Education
-4
No discernible effects Small

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Bright Beginnings Early Childhood Education Print knowledge 8 No Discernible Effects Small 1 0 1 198 PK Whole Class March 2013
Bright Beginnings Early Childhood Education Oral language 6 No Discernible Effects Small 1 0 1 197 PK Whole Class March 2013
Bright Beginnings Early Childhood Education Mathematics achievement 3 No Discernible Effects Small 1 0 1 198 PK Whole Class March 2013
Bright Beginnings Early Childhood Education Phonological processing -3 No Discernible Effects Small 1 0 1 198 PK Whole Class March 2013
Building Blocks for Math (SRA Real Math) Early Childhood Education Mathematics achievement 36 Positive Effects Small 3 2 0 4 255 PK Individual, Small Group, Whole Class July 2007
Curiosity Corner Early Childhood Education Phonological processing 7 No Discernible Effects Small 3 1 0 18 211 PK Whole School January 2009
Curiosity Corner Early Childhood Education Mathematics achievement 4 No Discernible Effects Small 3 1 0 18 211 PK Whole School January 2009
Curiosity Corner Early Childhood Education Print knowledge 3 No Discernible Effects Small 3 1 0 18 211 PK Whole School January 2009
Curiosity Corner Early Childhood Education Oral language 2 No Discernible Effects Medium to Large 3 1 1 34 527 PK Whole School January 2009
Curiosity Corner Early Childhood Education Cognition -3 No Discernible Effects Small 3 0 1 16 316 PK Whole School January 2009
DaisyQuest Early Childhood Education Phonological processing 25 Positive Effects Not Rated 2 2 0 2 68 PK Individual September 2006
Dialogic Reading Early Childhood Education Oral language 19 Positive Effects Not Rated 8 4 1 18 406 PK Individual, Small Group, Whole Class February 2007
Dialogic Reading Early Childhood Education for Children with Disabilities Language competencies 11 Potentially Positive Effects Small 59 2 0 6 52 PK Individual April 2010
Dialogic Reading Early Childhood Education Phonological processing 9 No Discernible Effects Not Rated 8 1 0 5 95 PK Individual, Small Group, Whole Class February 2007
Direct Instruction Early Childhood Education Mathematics achievement 8 No Discernible Effects Small 6 0 1 1 164 PK Whole Class May 2007
Direct Instruction Early Childhood Education Oral language 1 No Discernible Effects Small 6 0 1 1 164 PK Whole Class May 2007
Direct Instruction Early Childhood Education Cognition -1 No Discernible Effects Small 6 0 1 1 164 PK Whole Class May 2007
Direct Instruction Early Childhood Education Print knowledge -3 No Discernible Effects Small 6 0 1 1 164 PK Whole Class May 2007
Doors to Discovery™ Early Childhood Education Print knowledge 15 Potentially Positive Effects Medium to Large 6 1 1 33 402 PK Whole Class June 2013
Doors to Discovery™ Early Childhood Education Oral language 11 Potentially Positive Effects Small 6 1 1 33 37 PK Whole Class June 2013
Doors to Discovery™ Early Childhood Education Phonological processing 6 No Discernible Effects Small 6 1 0 29 182 PK Whole Class June 2013
Doors to Discovery™ Early Childhood Education Mathematics achievement 0 No Discernible Effects Small 6 1 0 29 183 PK Whole Class June 2013
Headsprout® Early Reading Early Childhood Education Oral language 22 Potentially Positive Effects Small 1 1 0 2 62 PK Individual October 2009
Headsprout® Early Reading Early Childhood Education Print knowledge 22 Potentially Positive Effects Small 1 1 0 2 62 PK Individual October 2009
Interactive Shared Book Reading Early Childhood Education Early reading/writing 26 Potentially Positive Effects Small 8 0 1 nr 51 PK Whole Class January 2007
Interactive Shared Book Reading Early Childhood Education Oral language 3 Mixed Effects Small 8 2 0 2 89 PK Whole Class January 2007
Interactive Shared Book Reading Early Childhood Education Print knowledge -4 No Discernible Effects Small 8 2 1 2 140 PK Whole Class January 2007
Ladders to Literacy Early Childhood Education Mathematics achievement 3 No Discernible Effects Small 1 0 1 8 105 PK Whole Class March 2013
Ladders to Literacy Early Childhood Education Print knowledge 0 No Discernible Effects Small 1 0 1 8 105 PK Whole Class March 2013
Ladders to Literacy Early Childhood Education Phonological processing -6 No Discernible Effects Small 1 0 1 8 105 PK Whole Class March 2013
Ladders to Literacy Early Childhood Education Oral language -7 Potentially Negative Effects Small 2 1 1 8 139 PK Whole Class March 2013
Let's Begin with the Letter People® Early Childhood Education Print knowledge 6 Mixed Effects Medium to Large 3 2 0 25 881 PK Individual, Small Group, Whole Class June 2013
Let's Begin with the Letter People® Early Childhood Education Oral language -1 No Discernible Effects Medium to Large 3 2 0 25 879 PK Individual, Small Group, Whole Class June 2013
Let's Begin with the Letter People® Early Childhood Education Phonological processing -6 No Discernible Effects Small 1 1 0 19 184 PK Individual, Small Group, Whole Class June 2013
Literacy Express Early Childhood Education Print knowledge 15 Positive Effects Medium to Large 4 3 0 61 999 PK Whole Class July 2010
Literacy Express Early Childhood Education Oral language 12 Positive Effects Medium to Large 4 3 0 61 1002 PK Whole Class July 2010
Literacy Express Early Childhood Education Phonological processing 12 Positive Effects Medium to Large 4 3 0 61 1004 PK Whole Class July 2010
Literacy Express Early Childhood Education Cognition 1 No Discernible Effects Small 4 1 0 48 722 PK Whole Class July 2010
Literacy Express Early Childhood Education Mathematics achievement 0 No Discernible Effects Small 4 1 0 12 185 PK Whole Class July 2010
Lovaas Model of Applied Behavior Analysis Early Childhood Education for Children with Disabilities Cognition 27 Potentially Positive Effects Small 58 0 1 1 28 PK Individual August 2010
Lovaas Model of Applied Behavior Analysis Early Childhood Education for Children with Disabilities Social-emotional development 7 No Discernible Effects Small 58 1 0 1 23 PK Individual August 2010
Lovaas Model of Applied Behavior Analysis Early Childhood Education for Children with Disabilities Functional abilities 4 No Discernible Effects Small 58 1 0 1 23 PK Individual August 2010
Lovaas Model of Applied Behavior Analysis Early Childhood Education for Children with Disabilities Language competencies -3 No Discernible Effects Small 58 1 0 1 23 PK Individual August 2010
Milieu Teaching Early Childhood Education for Children with Disabilities Language competencies 3 No Discernible Effects Small 162 1 0 2 40 PK Small Group April 2012
Phonological Awareness Training Early Childhood Education Phonological processing 27 Positive Effects Not Rated 11 4 2 4 251 PK Small Group, Whole Class December 2006
Phonological Awareness Training Early Childhood Education for Children with Disabilities Language competencies 13 Potentially Positive Effects Small 4 4 0 78 PK Individual, Small Group June 2012
Phonological Awareness Training plus Letter Knowledge Training Early Childhood Education Phonological processing 28 Potentially Positive Effects Not Rated 3 1 2 4 284 PK Small Group, Whole Class December 2006
Phonological Awareness Training plus Letter Knowledge Training Early Childhood Education Print knowledge 27 Positive Effects Not Rated 3 1 2 4 284 PK Small Group, Whole Class December 2006
Phonological Awareness Training plus Letter Knowledge Training Early Childhood Education Early reading/writing 19 Potentially Positive Effects Not Rated 3 1 2 4 284 PK Small Group, Whole Class December 2006
Phonological Awareness Training plus Letter Knowledge Training Early Childhood Education Cognition 4 No Discernible Effects Not Rated 3 0 1 1 129 PK Small Group, Whole Class December 2006
Phonological Awareness Training plus Letter Knowledge Training Early Childhood Education Oral language -12 Potentially Negative Effects Not Rated 3 0 2 2 162 PK Small Group, Whole Class December 2006
Pre-K Mathematics Early Childhood Education Mathematics achievement 19 Positive Effects Medium to Large 2 1 1 37 575 PK Individual, Small Group, Whole Class December 2013
Pre-K Mathematics Early Childhood Education Oral language 5 No Discernible Effects Small 1 0 1 36 296 PK Individual, Small Group, Whole Class December 2013
Pre-K Mathematics Early Childhood Education Print knowledge 3 No Discernible Effects Small 1 0 1 36 297 PK Individual, Small Group, Whole Class December 2013
Pre-K Mathematics Early Childhood Education Phonological processing 2 No Discernible Effects Small 1 0 1 36 270 PK Individual, Small Group, Whole Class December 2013
Ready, Set, Leap!® Early Childhood Education Early reading/writing 3 No Discernible Effects Small 3 1 0 17 254 PK Small Group, Whole Class October 2008
Ready, Set, Leap!® Early Childhood Education Phonological processing 2 No Discernible Effects Medium to Large 3 2 0 38 540 PK Small Group, Whole Class October 2008
Ready, Set, Leap!® Early Childhood Education Print knowledge 2 No Discernible Effects Medium to Large 3 2 0 38 540 PK Small Group, Whole Class October 2008
Ready, Set, Leap!® Early Childhood Education Oral language 1 No Discernible Effects Medium to Large 3 2 0 38 540 PK Small Group, Whole Class October 2008
Ready, Set, Leap!® Early Childhood Education Mathematics achievement -2 No Discernible Effects Small 3 1 0 21 286 PK Small Group, Whole Class October 2008
Shared Book Reading Early Childhood Education Phonological processing 17 Potentially Positive Effects Not Rated 10 1 0 5 95 PK Small Group September 2006
Shared Book Reading Early Childhood Education Oral language 3 Mixed Effects Not Rated 10 3 0 8 168 PK Small Group September 2006
Social Skills Training Early Childhood Education for Children with Disabilities Social-emotional development 18 Positive Effects Small 2 2 0 2 103 PK Whole Class February 2013
Social Skills Training Early Childhood Education for Children with Disabilities Cognition 7 No Discernible Effects Small 1 1 0 1 65 PK Whole Class February 2013
Sound Foundations Early Childhood Education Early reading/writing 20 Potentially Positive Effects Small 4 1 0 4 126 PK Small Group April 2007
Sound Foundations Early Childhood Education Phonological processing 1 Potentially Positive Effects Small 4 1 0 4 126 PK Small Group April 2007
The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, Fourth Edition Early Childhood Education Mathematics achievement 2 No Discernible Effects Medium to Large 8 1 1 363 PK Whole Class March 2013
The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, Fourth Edition Early Childhood Education Oral language 2 No Discernible Effects Medium to Large 8 1 1 362 PK Whole Class March 2013
The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, Fourth Edition Early Childhood Education Phonological processing -2 No Discernible Effects Medium to Large 8 1 1 364 PK Whole Class March 2013
The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, Fourth Edition Early Childhood Education Print knowledge -2 No Discernible Effects Medium to Large 8 1 1 364 PK Whole Class March 2013
Tools of the Mind Early Childhood Education Mathematics achievement 7 No Discernible Effects Small 4 1 0 1 202 PK Whole Class September 2008
Tools of the Mind Early Childhood Education Oral language 6 No Discernible Effects Small 4 1 0 1 198 PK Whole Class September 2008
Tools of the Mind Early Childhood Education Cognition 2 No Discernible Effects Small 4 1 0 1 200 PK Whole Class September 2008
Tools of the Mind Early Childhood Education Print knowledge 0 No Discernible Effects Small 4 1 0 1 220 PK Whole Class September 2008
Waterford Early Reading Level One™ Early Childhood Education Print knowledge 7 No Discernible Effects Small 3 1 0 6 270 PK Individual, Small Group, Whole Class July 2007
Waterford Early Reading Level One™ Early Childhood Education Oral language 0 No Discernible Effects Small 3 1 0 6 270 PK Individual, Small Group, Whole Class July 2007
Words and Concepts Early Childhood Education Oral language 4 No Discernible Effects Not Rated 1 1 0 3 78 PK Small Group March 2007

na = not applicable, nr = not reported