Parent involvement and reading: Using curriculum-based measurement to assess the effects of paired reading

Cathy L. Fiala, Susan M Sheridan

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

22 Scopus citations


This study examined the effectiveness of a paired reading intervention using curriculum-based measurement (CBM) probes to document reading progress for one fourth- and two third-grade students. These students were considered below-average readers. Parents and children used the paired reading method in their homes for 10 minutes, four times a week. Children and parents were also provided with reading material at their instructional level. Results showed that the children's reading accuracy and rates increased from baseline to follow-up on CBM measures and on pre/posttesting. In addition, students and parents gave favorable treatment acceptability ratings for paired reading. Implications for future research are outlined.


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

Cite this