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Ladders to Literacy
Beginning Reading

The Ladders to Literacy program was found to have potentially positive effects on alphabetics and fluency and mixed effects on comprehension.

Ladders to Literacy is a supplemental early literacy curriculum published in Ladders to Literacy: A Kindergarten Activity Book. The program targets children at different levels and from diverse cultural backgrounds. The activities are organized into three sections with about 20 activities each: print awareness, phonological awareness skills, and oral language skills.

Findings

4
studies that met standards out of
5
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Alphabetics Potentially positive effects K
 
 
20
Comprehension Mixed effects K --
Reading fluency Potentially positive effects K
 
 
26

Last Updated: August 2007

Race

Black
41%
White
50%
Not specified
6%

Gender

Male: 55%
Female: 45%

English Learners

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3%

Delivery Method

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Whole Class

Urbanicity

Rural
Urban

Locations

TN
Midwest, 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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