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English Language Learners

Arthur was found to have potentially positive effects on English language development.

Arthur, is a book-based educational television program designed for children ages 4–8. The program is based on the storybooks by Marc Brown about Arthur, an 8-year-old aardvark. Each show is 30 minutes in length and includes two stories involving characters dealing with moral issues. The show has been used as a listening comprehension and language development intervention for English language learning students.


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Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Evidence Tier
English language development Potentially positive effects K

Last Updated: September 2006


Male: 56%
Female: 44%

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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 American Institutes for Research under contract ED-02-CO-0022.

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