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What Makes a Literacy Practice Evidence-Based?

By:  
Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

Posted on: June 6, 2017
With what level of confidence can you say a given literacy instructional practice may work to help students in your school or district learn to read? It all depends on the available research and evidence for that practice.

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What Do Students "Lose" in the Summer?

By:  
Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

Posted on: May 9, 2017
We examine the misunderstanding that over the summer, some students are losing months-worth of what they learned about reading during the school year.

The Effects of an Inference Making Strategy Taught With and Without Goal Setting

Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

This quasi-experimental study examined the effects of a strategy for making text-dependent inferences—with and without embedded self-regulation skills—on the reading comprehension of 24 middle-grade students with disabilities. Classes were randomly assigned to receive the inference intervention only (IO), inference + individual goal setting (IIG), or inference + group goal setting (IGG).