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Direct Instruction of decoding skills: Effects on fluency rate of two learning disabled students

R., Ruchti K.
This study examined the effect of the Corrective Reading program on the decoding skills and reading rate of two secondary students with learning disabilities. Student ages were 13 and 15, but both read at a third grade level. Curriculum based lesson checkouts were administered for pre- and posttest measures. Student interviews were conducted before and after the intervention to determine students’ opinions on reading. Results indicated that both students increased their fluency rate over the six-week intervention period. Student A increased the number of words read per minute from 85 to 112 while student B recorded an increase from 51 to 140. Student interviews indicated that both students had a more positive relationship towards reading following the intervention and were reading more inside and outside of school. (Copyright © 2011, National Institute for Direct Instruction (NIFDI). All rights reserved).
Research areas:
Main publication type:
Program Effectiveness
Corrective Reading; decoding; fluency; reading rate; student questionnaire
Master's thesis, Southwest Minnesota State University. Masters Abstracts International, 44(04), 44-1590
Design type:
Pretest posttest gain scores
Fidelity monitored:
Students included:
secondary students, students with learning disabilities, special education students, Native Alaskan students, low-SES students
Alaska, rural area
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