Protocol: An efficacy randomized controlled trial of Reciprocal Reading in high schools

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This paper presents the research protocol for an efficacy randomized controlled trial of the Reciprocal Reading program in high schools. The program is a workforce development program that supports Teachers and Teaching Assistants develop and deliver targeted reading comprehension instruction to high school students aged 11–13. The protocol outlines a Level 2 exploratory randomized controlled trial research design to assess whether the program delivered over approximately 6 months improves reading outcomes, in a sample of 311 children from 14 schools in four English districts with high socio-economic disadvantage. The primary outcome measure for analysis is reading comprehension with secondary outcomes of overall literacy and reading accuracy. A process evaluation will measure fidelity to implementation and potential for scale-up.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-106
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Research
Early online date25 Jul 2019
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2019


  • Comprehension
  • High school
  • Literacy
  • RCT
  • Reading
  • Teacher training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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