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Faggella-Luby’s Research Featured

michael faggella-luby 138x187A research study conducted by Dr. Michael Faggella-Luby’s was featured as a study having positive or potentially positive effects on reading comprehension, vocabulary, or literacy.

Dr. Faggella-Luby’s research is included in the What’s Known report released by the Southeast Regional Education Lab and authored by three researchers at the Florida Center for Reading Research at Florida State University called, “Summary of 20 years of research on the effectiveness of adolescent literacy programs and practices.”

The Southeast Regional Education lab is part of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance in the U.S. Department of Education. The IES has strict criteria for reviewing studies, publishing only 33 studies of adolescent literacy programs and practices in the past 20 years. Of these, only 12 were identified as having positive or potentially positive effects. Dr. Faggella-Luby’s study was one of these 12.

The report concluded that many of the 12 studies included specific instructions, involved the whole class and provided ongoing support for implementers. The study based on Dr. Faggella-Luby’s research focused on the Embedded Story Structure Routine. Research was conducted during a summer school program for students with at-risk test scores. It featured strategies for analysis before, during and after reading and used graphic organization to encourage teacher-student and peer-to-peer collaboration.

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