An examination of Reading Assistant as used by English language learners
Susan Elizabeth Carter, Trevecca Nazarene University, United States
Trevecca Nazarene University . Awarded
This study addressed reasons why English Language Learners struggle when learning how to read, the creation of technologies integrating voice recognition and human computer interaction that support oral reading fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, treatment effects of Reading Assistant on Second, Third, and Fourth grade English Language Learners, teacher fidelity to Balanced Literacy, and teacher fidelity to Reading Assistant. The control population (n = 66) and experimental population (n = 60). Analytical tools of descriptive statistics, chi-square tests, multiple regression tests, and independent samples t-tests were used to explore correlations between variables. Data supported positive effects of treatment in second grade, neutral effects of treatment in third grade, and negative effects of treatment in fourth grade.
Carter, S.E. An examination of Reading Assistant as used by English language learners. Ph.D. thesis, Trevecca Nazarene University.
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