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Document Number: 7045

Reading First Implementation Evaluation: Interim Report - NCLB established the Reading First (RF) program, an initiative designed to help ensure that all children can read at or above grade level by the end of 3rd grade. RF is predicated on scientifically researched findings that high-quality reading instruction in the primary grades significantly reduces the number of students who experience reading difficulties in later years. This report the first in a series of planned reports on an evaluation of the program examines: (1) how the RF program is implemented in districts and schools and (2) how reading instruction differs between RF schools and non-RF Title I schools? (U.S. Department of Education, 2006) ...

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