Document Type

Special Project

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education


Professional Studies


Special Education

First Advisor

Jane M. Leatherman, PhD., Chair

Committee Members

Jane M. Leatherman, PhD., Chair, Jeong-il Cho, PhD., Rama Cousik, PhD.

Date of Award



More and more students are being identified with a learning disability. As the number continues to rise, it is important for educators to use research-based strategies to help students with learning disabilities. One strategy is Question-Answer Relationship. This strategy has been proven to be effective with students who have a hard time with reading comprehension. The Dynamic Indicators Basic Early Literacy Skills Next is an assessment that can be used to measure a student's ability to comprehend what they have read. The following research shows how the reading comprehension strategy QuestionAnswer Relationship can be used with the assessment Dynamic Indicators Basic Early Literacy Skills Next to improve reading comprehension skills in students with a learning disability.


Special Education and Teaching