In this meta-analysis, the effects of text-based graphic organizer interventions on content learning in Science and Social Studies for students in grades 3-12, including typically developing and struggling students, and students with disabilities (i.e., LD, ID, and ASD) were assessed. A random-effects model with a correlated robust variance estimation approach was used and showed text based graphic organizer interventions had a large overall positive effect (ES = 1.65) on content learning in both Science and Social Studies. In addition, moderator analysis indicated that text-based graphic organizer interventions were more effective when students received teacher instruction prior to completing graphic organizers independently. Thus, an important implication of this meta-analysis is that text-based graphic organizers are an effective intervention for content learning for a wide range of students, particularly when students are provided with teacher instruction on how to complete the graphic organizer prior to using them independently. Limitations and implications for future research are provided.
Stephanie Al Otaiba
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Sandoval, Ashley, "A Meta-Analysis of Graphic Organizer Reading Interventions for Learning Science and Social Studies Content" (2020). Department of Teaching and Learning Theses and Dissertations. 7.