The Development and Pilot Testing of an Intensive Tier 3 Reading Intervention in the Early Grades

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NCSER-RWL-Development, Research in Special Education, Department of Education, , CFDA No. 84.324A, R324A210257
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The purpose of this grant is to iteratively develop and pilot test an intensive Tier 3 reading intervention for use with students in kindergarten through second grade (K–2) in the early stages of reading development. Research provides clear direction on effective Tier 2 reading interventions in the early grades, but few studies demonstrate impact with students who require more intense intervention. The Tier 3 intervention will be for students who do not respond adequately to core and supplemental reading instruction or who are otherwise at risk for word-level reading difficulties, including students identified with disabilities and dyslexia.