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Similar But Different: Profiles of Language-Minority Early Adolescent Struggling Readers

Simkin, Carrie
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Simkin, Carrie
Advisor
Ryoo, Ji Hoon
Abouzeid, Mary
Invernizzi, Marcia
McKenna, Michael
Abstract
Language-minority adolescents constitute a growing number of struggling readers in upper elementary, middle and high schools, yet very little is known about their reading profiles. Currently, a handful of researchers have used empirical classification techniques to profile struggling adolescent readers, yet only one has looked specifically at language-minority students. This exploratory study drew on archived, informal reading data of 78 language-minority, early adolescent struggling readers in Grades 4 through 7. Hierarchical cluster analysis revealed four distinct profiles of language-minority, early adolescent struggling readers. Although clusters of readers were defined by their varying knowledge of foundational reading skills, the majority of readers experienced oral reading rates (words per minute) outside expected grade-level performance ranges. The findings support differentiated instructional and intervention support offered to language-minority, early adolescent struggling readers.
Language
English
Date Received
20150430
Published
University of Virginia, Curry School of Education, PHD (Doctor of Philosophy), 2015
Published Date
2015-04-23
Degree
PHD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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