EBP Compendium: Summary of Systematic Review
Institute of Education Sciences
Instructional Conversations and Literature Logs
IES What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report.
Indicators of Review Quality:
The review addresses a clearly focused question
Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided
Search strategy is described in sufficient detail for replication
Included studies are assessed for study quality
Quality assessments are reproducible
Description: This is a systematic review of studies meeting the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) evidence standards investigating the effect of instructional conversations and literature logs on reading comprehension in English language learners. The effectiveness of the intervention was categorized as Meets Evidence Standards, Meets Evidence Standards with Reservation or Does Not Meet Evidence Standard based on the What Works Clearinghouse classification system. Well-designed randomized controlled trials are considered strong evidence (Meets Evidence Standards), quasi-experimental studies are considered weaker evidence (Meets Evidence Standards with Reservations) and single-case design studies are considered insufficient evidence or under development (Does Not Meet Evidence Standards).
Question not specifically stated.
Population: Hispanic English language learners in elementary school
Intervention/Assessment: Instructional Conversations and Literature Logs
Number of Studies Included: 2
Years Included: Not stated
Keywords: English Language Learners, Literacy
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*See the WWC Evidence Review Protocol for inclusion criteria
Added to Compendium: January 2012