ERIC Number: ED207024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Tutoring: Putting It All Together.
Earl, L. M.; And Others
A cross-age tutoring program--using a highly structured tutoring method, an administrative reporting system, and home based reinforcement--was implemented and evaluated in six Ontario, Canada, schools. The subjects were 50 students with reading scores at least six months below grade level. These students were placed either in an experimental group that received regular tutoring each week, or in a control group that received any other kind of service besides tutoring that the learning resource teacher might ordinarily provide. The pretests and posttests used were the word identification subtest of the Woodcock Reading Mastery Test, the Spache Diagnostic Reading Scales, and a measure of student reading attitudes. The results were somewhat ambiguous in that both experimental and control group subjects made similar gains in oral reading scores in both the Woodcock test and the Spache test. No change occurred in either group on any of the reading attitude measures. Although the results were ambiguous, the various training, monitoring, and reinforcement systems were implemented without serious difficulty, and the program appeared to be a useful tool for providing remedial instruction to elementary students having difficulty with reading. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: London Board of Education (Ontario). Educational Research Services.