Interventions for Adolescent Struggling Readers: A Meta-Analysis with Implications for Practice

This 2007 brief is a meta-analysis of thirty-one studies on interventions targeting adolescents struggling with reading. Specifically, it looks at effective interventions for struggling adolescent readers, what the specific impact of reading interventions are on reading comprehension, and what specific impact reading interventions have for students with learning disabilities. The analysis further categories study findings depending on the type of reading intervention, the grade grouping (middle school vs. high school), and who implemented the intervention (research vs. teacher). The brief was written by a collaboration of authors for the Center on Instruction.