Large numbers of children in United States schools struggle with reading, including a disproportionate number of English learners (ELs). The Targeted Reading Intervention (TRI) is an instructional intervention and professional development program for early reading, designed to help classroom teachers acquire key diagnostic strategies for use with young, struggling readers. The purpose of this study is to determine TRI's efficacy for young ELs, specifically. Previous studies have found that teachers are able to adapt their teaching practices to implement TRI, and that TRI shows positive effects on student reading gains for struggling and non-struggling readers. It is possible, however, that, as second language learners, ELs may face different reading challenges and require different instructional supports as a result. If TRI is also effective for ELs, this result would amplify its potential utility as an intervention for more wide-spread adoption.
The purpose of this study is to determine Targeted Reading Intervention's efficacy for young English learners.
- TRI (formerly Targeted Reading Intervention)