Reading is a vital skill and failing to learn how to read has consequences beyond the walls of the classroom. The importance of reading and its link to later success in life has gained the attention of many, including Congress, over the past couple of decades. Yet, despite an intense research focus and large amounts of time and resources being devoted to improving reading performance, too many American students continue to struggle to obtain reading proficiency. One possible explanation for this disconnect maybe the failure to match evidence-based instruction to struggling readers based on their specific reading needs. The 4-Box Instructional Decision Making Model developed by Harkin in 2008 is a promising tool that may improve the ability of educators to match struggling readers to effective interventions. The 4-Box Instructional Decision Making Model is discussed and its effectiveness in identifying students in need of reading interventions and linking them to evidence-based reading interventions are displayed.
Date of Degree
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Husfeldt, J. (2015). Linking Reading Assessment Data to Intervention Using the 4-Box Instructional Decision Making Model [Doctoral dissertation, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/405/
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