Effective Interventions for Reading Difficulties
11.1 How Do We Determine What is Effective?
Learning IntentionsAfter viewing this module session participants will be able to:
- Identify five ways to determine intervention effectiveness and why four
of them are inadequate
- Provide examples of inadequate attempts to determine intervention
- Identify a valid way to determine effectiveness of interventions for word-level reading difficulties
Watch the session below.
*Please see the Transcripts resource folder located in Module 0 for a text copy of the transcript from this video.
are five ways of estimating the effectiveness of interventions: informal
assessments, raw score gains, statistical significance, effect sizes, and
standard score gains from nationally normed tests
first four of those five approaches are inherently incapable of telling us if
an intervention is effective
- Only standard score point gains on nationally normed tests can tell us if an intervention approach is allowing struggling readers to catch up with their peers
Reflect & Connect
How have you typically gauged reading improvements? How might this change as a result of this session?