The Power of Strategy Instruction

by Stephen D. Luke, Ed.D. Evidence for Education, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2006 Links updated, October 2010 Download PDF Table of Contents Introduction Early Studies of the Good Learner Spotlight on...the SIM Model SIM Content Literacy Continuum: A Working Example Spotlight on...SRSD for Writing Combining Strategy Instruction with Direct Instruction Promise Beyond LD Conclusion If you've ever played the game of chess, chances are you … [Read more...]

Effective Mathematics Instruction

by Kathlyn Steedly, Ph.D., Kyrie Dragoo, M.Ed., Sousan Arefeh, Ph.D., & Stephen D. Luke, Ed.D. Evidence for Education  • Volume III • Issue I • 2008 Links updated, August 2012 Download PDF Table of Contents What Students Need to Know and We Need To Teach How Disabilities Can Affect Math Achievement Effective Math Instruction for Students with Learning Difficulties Choosing and Using Effective Math Intervention Strategies Glossary References _________________________ “Can … [Read more...]

Mathematics Interventions for Children with Special Needs

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 25 describes the following: Title | Mathematics Interventions for Children with Special Needs Author | Kroesbergen, E.H., & Van Luit, J.E.H. Source | Remedial and Special Education, 24(2), 97-114. Year Published | 2003 Abstract This article presents results of a meta-analysis of 58 studies of mathematics intervention for elementary students with special needs. Studies in preparatory mathematics, basic … [Read more...]

Searching for the Best Model for Instructing Students with Learning Disabilities

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 35 describes the following: Title | Searching for the Best Model for Instructing Students with Learning Disabilities Author | Swanson, H.L. Source | Focus on Exceptional Children, 34, 1-15. Year Published | 2001 Abstract This paper reports on a meta-analysis of the research literature on effective teaching models for students with learning disabilities. It concludes that: (a) the most effective models combined components … [Read more...]

Experimental Intervention Research on Students with Learning Disabilities: A Meta-Analysis of Treatment Outcomes

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 36 describes the following: Title | Experimental Intervention Research on Students with Learning Disabilities: A Meta-Analysis of Treatment Outcomes Author | Swanson, H.L., & Hoskyn, M. Source | Review of Educational Research, 68(3), 277-322. Year Published | 1998 Abstract This article summarizes a comprehensive synthesis of experimental intervention studies that have included students with learning disabilities. … [Read more...]

A Selective Synthesis of Intervention Research for Students with Learning Disabilities

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 64 describes the following: Title | A Selective Synthesis of Intervention Research for Students with Learning Disabilities Author | Swanson, H.L., & Carson, C. Source | School Psychology Review, 25(3), 370-91. Year Published | 1996 Abstract Presents the selective synthesis of instructional research with children and adolescents with learning disabilities, analyzing studies across instructional domains, … [Read more...]

Direct Instruction

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 1 describes the following: Title | Direct Instruction Authors | Adams, G., & Carnine, D. Source | In H.L. Swanson, K.R. Harris, & S. Graham (Eds.), Handbook of Learning Disabilities (pp. 403-416). New York, NY: Guilford Press. Year Published | 2003 Abstract The 2003 Handbook of Learning Disabilities is an edited compendium of contributions from over 55 of the leading scholars involved in learning disabilities … [Read more...]

A Synthesis of Empirical Research on Teaching Mathematics to Low-Achieving Students

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 16 describes the following: Title | A Synthesis of Empirical Research on Teaching Mathematics to Low-Achieving Students Authors | Baker, S., Gersten, R., & Lee, D. Source | Elementary School Journal, 103, 45-74. Year Published | 2002 Abstract The purpose of this study was to synthesize research on the effects of interventions to improve the mathematics achievement of students considered low achieving or at risk … [Read more...]

Do Special Education Interventions Improve Learning of Secondary Content? A Meta-Analysis

Author of this structured abstract: Kyrie Dragoo, NICHCY August 2011 PDF version ____________________________ NICHCY Structured Abstract 80 describes the following research synthesis: Title Do Special Education Interventions Improve Learning of Secondary Content? A Meta-Analysis Authors Scruggs, T. E., Mastropieri, M. A., Berkeley, S., and Graetz, J. E. Source Remedial & Special Education, 31(6), 437-449 Year Published 2010 _____________ Abstract … [Read more...]

Using “What Works”

Updated August 2012This resource page is a companion to NICHCY's Structured Abstract 80, which summarized the findings of Scruggs, Mastropieri, Berkeley, & Graetz (2010) in their published meta-analysis entitled Do Special Education Interventions Improve Learning of Secondary Content?It's a fascinating meta-analysis of special education research about "what works." We urge you to read the structured abstract, learn more about the specific interventions … [Read more...]

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