Project: Promoting Adolescents’ Comprehension of Text (PACT)

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Vaughn, S., Swanson, E., Roberts, G., & Lewis, N. S. (2021). Promoting Adolescents’ Comprehension of Text (PACT). LDbase. Retrieved November 28, 2021, from https://doi.org/10.33009/ldbase.1620605358.aa67
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10.33009/ldbase.1620605358.aa67

The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk (MCPER) partnered with the University of Houston, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Texas A&M University, and Florida State University to improve the reading comprehension of students in grades 7 through 12. The focused program of research of the project, Promoting Adolescents’ Comprehension of Text (PACT), was designed to answer key questions about the role of cognitive processes, motivation, engagement, and components of interventions to improve reading comprehension. Between 2010 and 2015, the project conducted a series of integrated research studies with the following overarching aims:
1. Improve the knowledge of cognitive processes associated with reading comprehension to identify malleable processes that may be targets for intervention
2. Provide knowledge about the role of engagement and motivation in enhancing reading comprehension outcomes
3. Integrate and apply the findings from these studies and the empirical bases to develop and test the efficacy of interventions for students with reading comprehension difficulties in grades 7 through 12

Most of the studies conducted under the PACT project were randomized controlled trials.

Project Active From
2010 to 2015
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Educational Environment
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Most Recent Datasets in Project

  • Dataset: Vocabulary and Comprehension (VoCO) Project
    Last update: May 28, 2021
    Description: The Vocabulary and Comprehension (VoCo) project was a small study involving 44 struggling readers in Grade 9. The treatment was a multicomponent reading intervention delivered over 80 sessions during ...
  • Dataset: PACT11 2012-2013
    Last update: May 28, 2021
    Description: Students were in Grade 11 enrolled in general education social studies or in Grades 7-12 and enrolled in general education English/language arts classes. Data were collected using measures of reading ...
  • Dataset: PACT11 2011-2012
    Last update: May 28, 2021
    Description: Students were in Grades 11 enrolled in general education social studies or in Grades 7-12 and enrolled in general education English/language arts classes. Data were collected using measures of reading...
  • Dataset: PACT8 2013-2014
    Last update: May 28, 2021
    Description: In the 2013-14 school year, two PACT social studies RCTs were conducted, both with Grade 8 students. One study focused on schools with a higher percentage of English learners. The second study focused...
  • Dataset: PACT8 2012-2013
    Last update: May 28, 2021
    Description: Students were in Grades 8 enrolled in general education social studies or in Grades 7-12 and enrolled in general education English/language arts classes. Data were collected using measures of reading ...
  • Dataset: PACT8 2011-2012
    Last update: May 28, 2021
    Description: Students were in Grades 8 or 11 and enrolled in general education social studies or in Grades 7-12 and enrolled in general education English/language arts classes. Data were collected using measures o...

Most Recent Documents in Project

  • Codebook: PACT Master Codebook
    Last update: May 28, 2021
    Description: This document serves as a codebook for all related project datasets. Project years and subtests are separated as distinct worksheets within the document. This codebook spans 4 years and contains infor...

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