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Programmes with limited evidence

Limited Evidence of Effectiveness (Beginning Reading)

At least one qualifying study with median ES=+0.10 or more.

Available in the UK

Reading Recovery
One-to-one tutoring programme for struggling pupils aged 6/7. Available in English or Spanish.
Available in UK Yes
Contact/ Website

UK website: www.ioe.ac.uk

Not available in the UK

Direct Instruction-English
Structured, phonetic programme in English for pupils aged 5-12.
Available in UK No
Contact/ Website

US website: www.nifdi.org US contact: kengel@nifdi.org

Libros-Spanish
Home and school reading intervention in Spanish for children aged 5/6 emphasizing books sent home to be read to children by parents.
Available in UK No
Contact/ Website

US contact: Claude Goldenberg, cgolden@csulb.edu

Limited Evidence of Effectiveness (Upper Primary Reading)

At least one qualifying study with median ES=+0.10 or more.

Available in the UK

Bilingual Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition (BCIRC)- Spanish-English transition

Co-operative learning, oral, reading, and writing programme designed to help children aged 7-11 progress to English instruction.
Available in UK Yes
Contact/ Website UK website: www.successforall.org.uk

Success for All Transition

Adaptation of Success for All (see above) to help children aged 7-11 move to English instruction.
Available in UK Yes
Contact/ Website

UK website: www.successforall.org.uk

Not available in the UK

Opportunities Through Language Arts (OLA)-Saunders & Goldenberg

Programme emphasizing literature study, writing, skill building and independent reading to help children aged 7-11 move to English instruction.
Available in UK No
Contact/ Website Bill.Saunders@PearsonAchievement.com

Vocabulary intervention-Carlo et al.
Vocabulary teaching programme to help Spanish-speaking pupils aged 9-11 improve their English vocabulary.
Available in UK No
Contact/ Website US contact: Maria Carlo, carlo@miami.edu

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