Keywords

reading, special education

Abstract

This dissertation seeks an answer to the question: "Will students with learning disabilities who were provided reading instruction through the Success For All reading program demonstrate higher reading achievement on selected reading assessments (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test and the Qualitative Reading Inventory-3) than the students with learning disabilities who were provided reading instruction through other reading programs?" Determining the impact of the Success For All reading program on reading assessment scores will add to the research about effective reading instruction methods for use with students with learning disabilities. The target population of this study was third grade students with learning disabilities in one central Florida school district. Seventeen total participants were included in the final data analysis. Because of the small number of participants, the researcher is reluctant to make generalizations based on the results of this study. However, the results of a logical analysis of the data indicated that the students with learning disabilities who received reading instruction through the Success For All program did not consistently perform better on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test or the Qualitative Reading Inventory-3 reading assessments than the students with learning disabilities who were provided reading instruction through other evidenced-based reading programs.

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Graduation Date

2007

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Cross, Lee

Degree

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

College

College of Education

Department

Child, Family and Community Sciences

Degree Program

Curriculum and Instruction

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0001813

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0001813

Language

English

Release Date

September 2007

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)

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