Professor Young-Suk Kim presented with colleagues at the 27th Annual Pacific Coast Research Conference (PCRC) in San Diego, California, February 21-23, 2019. The title of their presentation was "Insight from an Implementation Trial." PRPC is a research-intensive conference that attracts researchers concerned about teaching, learning, and schooling for students with mild to moderate disabilities.
Presentation Abstract: We report our findings of the feasibility and effects of an IES funded literacy intervention, SRSD+ in Grades 1 and 2. SRSD+ integrates SRSD for close reading of informational text followed by writing to inform with evidence-based instruction in spelling, handwriting, vocabulary and sentence proficiency. Students in Grades 1 and 2 were randomly assigned to SRSD+ (n = 47) and business-as-usual control conditions (n = 46). SRSD+ students received instruction in small groups for 45 minutes three times a week for 10 weeks. Outcome measures included elements, quality, and use of transition words in informative essays, discourse knowledge, vocabulary, sentence proficiency, and transcription skills. Statistically significant positive effects were found in the use of: transition words (ES 1.28), elements (ES .29), discourse knowledge (ES .43), vocabulary (ES 1.23), and sentence proficiency (ES .29). Lessons learned and next steps will be discussed.
Authors: Young-Suk Kim; Karen R. Harris (U Arizona); S. Kim; Steve Graham (ASU)