A cluster randomized control field trial of the ABRACADABRA web-based reading technology: replication and extension of basic findings

dc.contributor.authorPiquette-Tomei, Noëlla A.
dc.contributor.authorSavage, Robert S.
dc.contributor.authorAbrami, Philip C.
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-22T22:30:20Z
dc.date.available2015-04-22T22:30:20Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.descriptionSherpa Romeo green journalen_US
dc.description.abstractThe present paper reports a cluster randomized control trial evaluation of teaching using ABRACADABRA (ABRA), an evidence-based and web-based literacy intervention (http://abralite.concordia.ca) with 107 kindergarten and 96 grade 1 children in 24 classes (12 intervention 12 control classes) from all 12 elementary schools in one school district in Canada. Children in the intervention condition received 10 - 12 h of whole class instruction using ABRA between pre- and post-test. Hierarchical linear modeling of post-test results showed significant gains in letter-sound knowledge for intervention classrooms over control classrooms. In addition, medium effect sizes were evident for three of five outcome measures favoring the intervention: letter-sound knowledge (d = +0.66), phonological blending (d = +0.52), and word reading (d = +0.52), over effect sizes for regular teaching. It is concluded that regular teaching with ABRA technology adds significantly to literacy in the early elementary years.en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewYesen_US
dc.identifier.citationPiquette, N., Savage R.S., & Abrami, P.C. (2014). A cluster randomized control field of the ABRACADABRA web-based reading technology: replication and extension of basic findings. Frontiers in Psychology: Developmental Psychology, 5, 1413. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01413en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10133/3661
dc.language.isoen_CAen_US
dc.publisherFrontiersen_US
dc.publisher.facultyEducationen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Lethbridgeen_US
dc.publisher.institutionMcGill Universityen_US
dc.publisher.institutionConcordia Universityen_US
dc.subjectRandomized controlled trialen_US
dc.subjectReading developmenten_US
dc.subjectWeb applicationsen_US
dc.subjectInterneten_US
dc.subjectInterventionen_US
dc.subjectElementary school educationen_US
dc.subjectLiteracyen_US
dc.titleA cluster randomized control field trial of the ABRACADABRA web-based reading technology: replication and extension of basic findingsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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