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Direct Instruction
Early Childhood Education

Direct Instruction was found to have no discernible effects on the oral language, print knowledge, cognition, and math skills of special education students.

Direct Instruction refers to a family of interventions that includes all Direct Instruction products (DISTAR and Language for Learning), as well as to all versions past and present. Direct Instruction includes teaching techniques that are fast-paced, teacher-directed, and explicit with opportunities for student response and teacher reinforcement or correction.

Findings

1
studies that met standards out of
7
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Cognition No discernible effects PK-K --
General Mathematics Achievement No discernible effects PK-K --
Oral language No discernible effects PK-K --
Print knowledge No discernible effects PK-K --

Last Updated: May 2007

Race

Black
29%
White
62%
Not specified
9%

Gender

Male: 68%
Female: 32%

Delivery Method

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Whole Class

Locations

WA
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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