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Bilingual Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition (BCIRC)
English Language Learners

BCIRC was found to have potentially positive effects on reading achievement and English language development.

The Bilingual Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition (BCIRC) program, an adaptation of the Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition (CIRC) program, was designed to help Spanish-speaking students succeed in reading Spanish and then making a successful transition to English reading. In the adaptation, students complete tasks that focus on reading, writing, and language activities in Spanish and English, while working in small cooperative learning groups. The intervention focuses on students in grades 2–5.

Findings

1
studies that met standards out of
1
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
English language development Potentially positive effects 2-3
 
 
11
Reading achievement Potentially positive effects 2-3
 
 
23

Last Updated: February 2007

Ethnicity

Hispanic
97%
Not Hispanic
3%

English Learners

English Learners icon
100%

Delivery Method

whole class icon
Whole Class

Urbanicity

Urban

Locations

TX
South


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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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