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EAL reading

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Strong Evidence of Effectiveness

At least one large or two small randomised studies with median ES= +0.20 or more.

No programmes

Moderate Evidence of Effectiveness (Beginning Reading)

At least two large or four small studies (randomised and matched) with median ES= +0.20 or more.

Success for All: Bilingual and English
Comprehensive school reform model for pupils aged 5-14. Emphasises co-operative learning, phonics, frequent assessment, tutoring, and parental involvement. Versions available for English language development, transitional bilingual education, and two-way bilingual.
Available in UK Yes
Contact/ Website UK website: www.successforall.org.uk

Small-group tutoring using Direct Instruction-English
Programme for struggling pupils aged 5-9, using Direct Instruction materials (see below).
Available in UK No
Contact/ Website US website: www.nifdi.org US contact: kengel@nifdi.org

Moderate Evidence of Effectiveness (Upper Primary Reading)

At least two large or four small studies (randomised and matched) with median ES= +0.20 or more.

Tutoring using Read Well-English
One-to-one tutoring in English for struggling pupils aged 7-11, which uses a structured, phonetic programme.
Available in UK No
Contact/ Website store.cambiumlearning.com/Program Page.aspx?parentID=019005451