Chapter Five. Summary, Discussion And Implications. . Introduction.

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Chapter Five Summary, Discussion and Implications Introduction “Decision making is a complex cognitive process influenced by a number of factors” (Johnson & Kruse, 2009, p. 33). A leader is called on to make numerous decisions each day to meet the needs of their organization. The individuals associated with an organization look to the leader to have the answers to the many problems that present themselves. The challenge for the leader to is to make the “right” decision, but what the right decision is varies and is not always clear. The decision-making approach a leader takes can greatly impact the success of an organization, and a leader must always weigh their decisions carefully. The high stakes and complexity of decision making for…show more content…
Ideally, this avoids the potential for additional services that could span multiple years. As programs are developed, district leaders must determine if the return on the investment warrants the continuation of these interventions. In order to contribute to such considerations, Chapter five will evaluate this return on investment for the one such intervention, the Level Literacy Intervention program (LLI) being implemented at a suburban elementary school in Connecticut. This program was implemented as a result of the Response to Intervention initiative in 2004. The conclusions drawn from this analysis will be clearly articulated, along with limitations of the study, future implications and recommendations for future research. Summary This study analyzed five cohorts of grade-two students participating in the LLI program at a grammar school in Connecticut. The students were divided into two groups, those that were exited reading at or above grade level and those that were exited slightly below grade level during the spring benchmark for grade two. Once exited from the program, the students in this study did not receive any further literacy interventions. For purposes of the study, up to five years of data from each cohort was analyzed. The first of two research questions
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