Term of Award

Fall 2020

Degree Name

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)

Document Type and Release Option

Dissertation (open access)

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Creative Commons License
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Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development

Committee Chair

Paul Brinson

Committee Member 1

Antonio Gutierrez de Blume

Committee Member 2

Lina Soares


The current study documents the effects of the Language! Live intensive, blended learning reading intervention on the Georgia Milestones Assessment Lexile Scores. The purpose of the study was to determine the impact of an intensive blended learning reading intervention on the standardized assessment scores of middle school students who were at least two grade levels behind in reading at a Title I school in Georgia and aimed to establish if students who were significantly below grade level could make growth with the assistance of an intensive blended learning reading intervention. The study included the data of 133 students in two groups, the Intensive Group (n=62) and the Strategic Group (n=71) at a Title I middle school in Georgia. The quasi-experimental study used quantitative archival data which were collected electronically at the end of the pre-treatment and posttreatment school years and analyzed using a 2 x 2 factorial ANOVA. The results suggested the baseline Lexile scores were significantly lower than the posttest Lexile scores within both groups. The Strategic Group had significantly higher Lexile scores at posttest than the Intensive Group at posttest. However, the Intensive Group showed greater growth from baseline to posttest than the Strategic Group.

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