WWC review of this study

Increasing young children’s contact with print during shared reading: Longitudinal effects on literacy achievement.

Piasta, S. B., Justice, L. M., McGinty, A. S., & Kaderavek, J. N. (2012). Child Development, 83(3), 810–820. Retrieved from: https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ965180

  • Randomized controlled trial
     examining 
    249
     Students
    , grade
    PK

Reviewed: April 2015

Study sample characteristics were not reported.

Reviewed: October 2012

At least one finding shows promising evidence of effectiveness
At least one statistically significant positive finding
Meets WWC standards with reservations
Oral language outcomes—Indeterminate effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
ESSA
rating

Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test IV (PPVT-IV)

Project STAR (Sit Together and Read) vs. Business as usual

One year after intervention

Low-dose STAR;
246 students

97.22

97.84

Yes

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Print knowledge outcomes—Statistically significant positive effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
ESSA
rating

Spelling

Project STAR (Sit Together and Read) vs. Business as usual

Two years after intervention

High-dose STAR;
249 students

21.82

19.99

Yes

 
 
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Woodcock-Johnson III (WJ-III): Letter-Word Identification subtest

Project STAR (Sit Together and Read) vs. Business as usual

One year after intervention

Low-dose STAR;
221 students

20.76

19.32

No

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Spelling

Project STAR (Sit Together and Read) vs. Business as usual

One year after intervention

Low-dose STAR;
221 students

15.30

14.58

No

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Characteristics of study sample as reported by study author.


  • Female: 48%
    Male: 52%
  • Race
    Black
    38%
    Not specified
    12%
    White
    42%
  • Ethnicity
    Hispanic
    6%
    Not Hispanic
    94%
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