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How efficacy studies improve literacy instruction

by PRP Group, on 10/30/2023

eschoolnews prp-1Prior to the pandemic, reading achievement had been showing little to no growth in the National Assessment of Educational Progress data. Scores have continued to decline, in part because of pandemic-related learning interruptions. In short, it has never been more critical to understand how to support students on the path to reading proficiency by the end of 3rd grade.

Applying research to practice is at the core of instruction based in the science of reading. The science can and should guide curriculum design. Efficacy research is a proven method of evaluating instructional delivery decisions so teachers, parents, administrators, and students understand what practices and resources connect directly with gains in literacy achievement.

The efficacy research at Reading Horizons evaluates the fidelity with which teachers use their programs and the outcomes students achieve when programs are implemented as designed. Their research program encompasses studies with a wide variety of school districts, to ensure that their data reflects our nation’s student population and teachers’ levels of training and instructional approaches.


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