ERIC Number: ED123611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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Tutor-Student System Dropout Prevention Model.
George, John E.; Prugh, Linda S.
This paper reports on an intensive, highly-structured, one-to-one tutoring system used as a model program. The "Tutor-Student System in Beginning Reading," the basic instructional material for the model program, was developed to train tutors to say and do what the reading specialist normally says and does when teaching reading in a one-to-one situation. For one hour a day, five days a week for ten weeks, eighteen students in grades ten and eleven in an inner-city public high school who were reading below a fourth-grade level received intensive tutoring in place of English or reading classes. A control group received instruction in English or reading classes. This paper describes the details of the tutor-student system and concludes from the results of the study that the program produced statistically significant gains in reading achievement for high school students reading below a 4.0 level. University tutors and high school tutors can produce rapid improvement in reading for potential dropouts when using the "Tutor-Student System in Beginning Reading." (TS)
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