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Language for Writing program evaluation

Martella, R.; Waldron-Soler, K.
Abstract:
This article describes a program evaluation of the Direct Instruction program, Language for Writing, which was implemented in a total of 10 second through fifth grade classrooms across the United States. Student gains in writing achievement were measured pre and post-implementation. Results indicate that students made statistically and educationally significant gains in writing performance; ELL students and students in special education classrooms also obtained significant improvements in writing. Additionally, social validity questionnaires indicated that teachers were satisfied with using the program. (Copyright © 2011, National Institute for Direct Instruction (NIFDI). All rights reserved).
Research areas:
Year:
2005
Main publication type:
Program Effectiveness
Subtype:
Article
Keywords:
Language for Writing, writing
Source:
Journal of Direct Instruction
Design type:
One Group Pretest-Posttest
Fidelity monitored:
No
Students included:
Second Grade Students, Third Grade Students, Fourth Grade Students, Fifth Grade Students, General Education Students, Special Education Students, At-risk Students, Hispanic Students, African American Students, English Language Learners
Other tags:
Language for Writing, writing, Curriculum Based Measurement (CBM), Test of Written Language-3 (TOWL-3)
Location/Setting:
South, Midwest, West, Elementary School
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