The Effectiveness of Direct Instruction Curricula: A Meta-Analysis of a Half Century of Research

  title={The Effectiveness of Direct Instruction Curricula: A Meta-Analysis of a Half Century of Research},
  author={Jean Stockard and Timothy W. Wood and Cristy Coughlin and Caitlin Rasplica Khoury},
  journal={Review of Educational Research},
  pages={479 - 507}
Quantitative mixed models were used to examine literature published from 1966 through 2016 on the effectiveness of Direct Instruction. Analyses were based on 328 studies involving 413 study designs and almost 4,000 effects. Results are reported for the total set and subareas regarding reading, math, language, spelling, and multiple or other academic subjects; ability measures; affective outcomes; teacher and parent views; and single-subject designs. All of the estimated effects were positive… 

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