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LANGUAGE!®
Adolescent Literacy

LANGUAGE!® was found to have no discernible effects on both reading fluency and comprehension for adolescent readers.

LANGUAGE!® is a language arts intervention designed for struggling learners in grades 3–12 who score below the 40th percentile on standardized literacy tests. The curriculum integrates English literacy acquisition skills into a six-step lesson format. During a daily lesson, students work on phonemic awareness and phonics (word decoding), word recognition and spelling (word encoding), vocabulary and morphology (word meaning), grammar and usage (understanding the form and function of words in context), listening and reading comprehension, and speaking and writing.

Findings

1
study that met standards out of
7
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Comprehension No discernible effects 9-10 --
Reading fluency No discernible effects 9-10 --

Last Updated: February 2013

Race

Black
26%
White
7%
Not specified
2%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
65%
Not Hispanic
35%

Free & Reduced-Price Lunch

52%

English Learners

English Learners icon
10%

Delivery Method

whole class icon
Whole Class

Urbanicity

Urban

Locations

FL
South
Note: This summary only includes data from studies that reported sample information. The Intervention Report may include evidence from other studies that met standards, but did not report sample information.


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This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by Mathematica under contract ED-07-CO-0062.

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