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School profiles of at-risk student concentration

Title: School profiles of at-risk student concentration: differential growth in oral reading fluency.
Name(s): Logan, Jessica A R, author
Petscher, Yaacov, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
Date Issued: 2010-04-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The present study provides a data-driven approach to identifying groups of schools based on the concentration of at-risk students the school serves. The percentage of English language learners, minority students, and students eligible for free or reduced priced lunch were used as indicators in a latent profile analysis of 569 schools. The goal of the present study was to determine whether school-level average student reading performance varied as a function of the groups identified in the latent profile analysis. To do so, groups extracted by the latent profile analysis were used as school-level predictors of growth in oral reading fluency, which was modeled at the within-student level of a three-level hierarchical growth curve model. Oral reading fluency was measured at four points during the year in a large cross-sectional sample of first-, second-, and third-grade students. Results indicated that schools were able to be classified into four distinct groups based on their concentrations and types of at-risk students. Further, in all three grades, there were significant differences between the four identified groups observed in average reading fluency scores at the beginning of the year, the end of the year, and growth during the year indicating that groups based on school-concentration of at-risk students were significantly related to average student achievement in reading ability.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_20159224 (IID), 10.1016/j.jsp.2009.12.002 (DOI), PMC2847361 (PMCID), 20159224 (RID), 20159224 (EID), S0022-4405(09)00080-6 (PII)
Grant Number: R01 HD038075-08, R01 HD038075-08S1, R01 HD038075, P50 HD052120, HD038075
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at
Subject(s): Cross-Sectional Studies
Educational Status
Reaction Time
Socioeconomic Factors
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Journal of school psychology.
Issue: iss. 2, vol. 48

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Logan, J. A. R., & Petscher, Y. (2010). School profiles of at-risk student concentration: differential growth in oral reading fluency. Journal Of School Psychology. Retrieved from