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DaisyQuest
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DaisyQuest was found to have positive effects on alphabetics skills.

DaisyQuest is a software bundle that offers computer-assisted instruction in phonological awareness, targeting children 3–7 years old (or preschool to grade 2). The instructional activities, framed in a fairy tale involving a search for a friendly dragon named Daisy, teach children how to recognize words that rhyme; words that have the same beginning, middle, and ending sounds; and words that can be formed from a series of phonemes presented separately. Activities also teach children how to count the number of sounds in words.

Findings

4
studies that met standards out of
4
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Alphabetics Positive effects PK-1
 
 
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Last Updated: September 2006

Delivery Method

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Individual

Urbanicity

Suburban

Locations

UT
South, West


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This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by American Institutes for Research under contract ED-02-CO-0022.

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