School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Kenneth D Gossett
Primary Subject Area
Education, Reading; Education, General
guided reading, Language Acceleration and Enrichment Program (LEAP), second grade, small group instruction, supplemental instruction
This research examined the effects of implementing a supplemental reading model in second grade in a small rural school. A quasi-experimental design was employed to compare the reading achievement of students who participated in the model and those who did not as measured by growth using the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment tool. Both groups were from the same rural school district. One group participated in the Language Enrichment and Acceleration Program (LEAP) in addition to regular classroom instruction; the second group participated in independent reading time. Post-test scores for each group were compared using ANCOVA, with pre-test scores statistically controlled. Achievement differences depending on gender and the interaction between research group and gender were also examined. No significant differences were found between the groups. Limitations and implications are discussed and suggestions for further research are included.