Comparing Four Literacy Reform Models in High‐Poverty Schools: Patterns of First‐Grade Achievement

  title={Comparing Four Literacy Reform Models in High‐Poverty Schools: Patterns of First‐Grade Achievement},
  author={Terrence Tivnan and Lowry Hemphill},
  journal={The Elementary School Journal},
  pages={419 - 441}
Low‐performing districts have sought to raise student achievement through adoption of schoolwide models for the reform of literacy instruction, a trend that has intensified under the Reading First Act. This study examined literacy achievement for first graders in a large urban district that offered its schools a choice of literacy reform models. Sixteen high‐poverty schools that had made at least “good” efforts in implementing their chosen reform model were the focus of the investigation… 

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