Date of Award
Doctor of Education
Special Education and Literacy Studies
Dr. Susan Piazza
Dr. Elizabeth Isidro
Dr. Shaila Rao
Dr. Alice Hoekstra
Reading fluency, elementary education, fluency instruction, Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI), fluency research, multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS)
This study was warranted to thoroughly understand general and special education teachers’ perceptions of the implementation of Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) within Tier II and Tier III of a Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) while focusing on reading fluency instruction. Using a mixed methods approach, this study described the impact of LLI on student outcomes in reading fluency, as well as examined the integrity of LLI implementation within Tier II and Tier III through descriptive statistical analysis of student achievement data and a document review of intervention records. In addition, through the use of inductive thematic analysis of observations and interviews, this study explored teachers' perceptions of LLI in relation to reading fluency instruction, as their perceptions, knowledge, and decision-making impact implementation of LLI across Tier II and Tier III of a MTSS.
Michalczak, Megan L., "Let’s Talk Fluency: Elementary Educators’ Perceptions of the Impact and Implementation of Fluency Instruction within the Leveled Literacy Intervention Framework" (2020). Dissertations. 3683.