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Elisabeth Cole, Hope College

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Dr. Vicki-Lynn Holmes, Mathematics; Dr. Jane Finn, Special Education

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Children’s After School Achievement (CASA) is located on the Hope College campus, and it serves at-risk students in the community during an after-school enrichment program. Collaborating with special education teacher candidates, the CASA elementary children were assessed using the Brigance Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills subtests in WR (word recognition), OR (oral reading), and RC (reading comprehension) for the Fall of 2018. These same assessments were given to the identical CASA students by the same teacher candidates in the Spring of 2018. The purpose of this study was to examining the results from t-tests and an ANOVA (significant .05) to gauge whether the CASA reading interventions improved CASA students’ reading skills.

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