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International Journal of Special Education, v21 n2 p37-46 2006

This action research project made an attempt to increase the reading comprehension levels of special education reading resource students by raising academic efficacy through public acknowledgement of improvement, scaffolded instruction through the use of differentiated teacher created matrices, and graphic organizers to solidify the relationships between events in the reading passages. Academic efficacy increased 21% P less than 0.001. The mean reading increased 0.88 grade equivalents and 6% NCE score on the STAR reading test. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)

Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Special Needs Students, Middle School Students, Action Research, Reading Achievement, Self Efficacy, Recognition (Achievement), Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Reading Instruction, Reading Tests

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Author: Stenson, Brenton A.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=5433&id=EJ843604



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