Protocol: An efficacy randomized controlled trial of a spelling program in primary schools

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Abstract

This paper presents the research protocol for an efficacy randomized controlled trial of a spelling program in primary schools. The program is a workforce development program that supports Teachers and Teaching Assistants develop and deliver targeted spelling instruction to children aged 8-10. The protocol outlines a research design to assess whether the program delivered over 10–12 weeks improves spelling, writing and reading-comprehension outcomes, in a sample of 120 children from 10 schools in two English districts with high socio-economic disadvantage. The outcome measures include spelling and reading standardized tests, and spelling/writing diagnostic test. A process evaluation will measure fidelity and potential for scale-up.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-138
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Research
Volume97
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2019

Keywords

  • Spelling; Comprehension; Primary School; Teacher Training; Literacy; RCT

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