Impact of a Technology-Mediated Reading Intervention on Adolescents' Reading Comprehension Academic Article uri icon


  • 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. In this experimental study we examined the effects of a technology-mediated, multicomponent reading comprehension intervention, Comprehension Circuit Training (CCT), for middle school students, the majority of whom were struggling readers. The study was conducted in three schools, involving three teachers and 228 students. Using a within-teacher design, middle school teachers' reading classes were randomly assigned to treatment (n = 9) or business as usual (n = 7) conditions. In the CCT condition, students received, on average, 39 lessons of video-modeled instruction in word reading, vocabulary, and comprehension instruction during reading intervention classes. Results of multilevel structural equation models indicated statistically significant effects favoring the CCT condition on three measures: reading comprehension latent variable (ES = 0.14), proximal vocabulary (ES = 0.43), and silent reading efficiency (ES = 0.28). Subgroup analyses indicated that students with lower entry-level reading comprehension tended to benefit more from the CCT intervention in reading comprehension, silent reading efficiency, and state test scores.

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 0.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Fogarty, M., Clemens, N., Simmons, D., Anderson, L., Davis, J., Smith, A., ... Oslund, E.

citation count

  • 12

complete list of authors

  • Fogarty, Melissa||Clemens, Nathan||Simmons, Deborah||Anderson, Leah||Davis, John||Smith, Ashley||Wang, Huan||Kwok, Oi-man||Simmons, Leslie E||Oslund, Eric

publication date

  • April 2017