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Title:  WWC Quick Review of the Report "Effectiveness of Selected Supplemental Reading Comprehension Interventions: Impacts on a First Cohort of Fifth-Grade Students"
Description: The study examined the effects of four supplemental reading comprehension curricula: (1) Project CRISS (CReating Independence through Student-owned Strategies), (2) ReadAbout, (3) Read for Real, and (4) Reading for Knowledge.

The study included over 5,500 fifth-grade students attending 89 schools in 10 high-poverty school districts.

Within each of the 10 districts, schools were randomly assigned to one of four intervention groups that received one of the supplemental curricula or to a control group that received no supplemental curriculum.

Student achievement was measured using two reading comprehension assessments: the Group Reading Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation (GRADE) and a social studies or science reading comprehension assessment developed for the study by the Educational Testing Service. Researchers also combined these scores into a composite test score.
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Cover Date: February 2010
Web Release: February 17, 2010
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Publication #: WWC QRES0210
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