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EBP Compendium: Summary of Systematic Review

Institute of Education Sciences
Houghton Mifflin Reading©

IES What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report.

Indicators of Review Quality:

The review addresses a clearly focused question No
Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided No
Search strategy is described in sufficient detail for replication No
Included studies are assessed for study quality Yes
Quality assessments are reproducible Yes

Description: This is a systematic review conducted by the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) investigating the effectiveness of the Houghton Mifflin Reading© program for school aged children. The effectiveness of the intervention was categorized as Meets Evidence Standards, Meets Evidence Standards with Reservation or Does Not Meet Evidence Standard based on the WWC classification system. Well-designed randomized controlled trials are considered strong evidence (Meets Evidence Standards), quasi-experimental studies are considered weaker evidence (Meets Evidence Standards with Reservations) and single-case design studies are considered insufficient evidence or under development (Does Not Meet Evidence Standards).

Question(s) Addressed:

Question not specifically stated.

Population: Children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Intervention/Assessment: Houghton Mifflin Reading©

Number of Studies Included: 9

Years Included: 1985 - 2007



  • Treatment
    • Language
      • Reading
        • Systematic Instruction - Six studies fell within the scope of the review, however none met the WWC critieria for evidence standards. Therefore, no evidence-based conclusions can be drawn regarding the effectiveness of Houghton Mifflin Reading©.

Keywords: Literacy

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Added to Compendium: January 2012

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