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New Research Highlights Efficacy of Boosting Reading Programme

Jane Carter is Senior Lecturer in Primary/ Early Years at the University of West England (UWE). Debbie Miles is one of our National Trainers for the Boosting Reading Programme (BRP)and formerly Reading Recovery Teacher Leader / Literacy Consultant for Bristol LEA. Jane and Debbie along with other colleagues have been working together for a number of years to deliver BRP to pre-service teachers as part of their Initial Teacher Education. The programme has proved to be highly effective improving confidence, pedagogic practice, knowledge and skills of the pre-service teachers and improving confidence, skills and attainment for those pupils targeted for the one to one support.

We know that this good practice is a win-win and Jane has now published a research paper that highlights the efficacy of BRP in this context and the significant gains made. The research is a large scale study collecting data from 362 students and 724 children, analysing pre and post intervention Reading Age data (using the British Ability Word Reading Scale as a measure). Further quantitative and qualitative data for 87 preservice teachers is also discussed as a case study.

Click here to read this fascinating report in full.

Many thanks to everybody involved for all their hard work and to Jane for allowing us to share and disseminate her work. We will be adding the report to our BRP case study page in the near future so watch this space!

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