M.A. in School Administration
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration
The purpose of this study was to explore the effectiveness of using instructional aides to deliver supplemental instruction in reading and math to at-risk first grade students. The students were identified as at-risk academically and the instructional aides received training in explicit phonics instruction and the use of math games for remediation. Supplemental instruction took place three times a week for thirty minute sessions during the students' first grade year. Student progress was assessed using miscue analysis, a phonics test and District developed math assessments. At the end of five months of supplemental instruction using explicit phonics, leveled readers and math games to reinforce concepts, all students in the study exhibited growth in their reading and math skills.
Fairchild, Cheryl A., "Exploring the effectiveness of using instructional aides for supplemental instruction" (2004). Theses and Dissertations. 1145.