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ERIC Number: ED141110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Cross-Age Tutoring in Elementary Basic Math.
Plumb, Geri; And Others
A structured tutoring program was successfully used with 500 low-achieving students in Boise (Idaho) Title I elementary schools. Students in grades 1 through 3 were tutored by able fifth and sixth graders who were trained and supervised; students in grades 4 through 6 were tutored by adult aides. The tutoring program used structured sequential mathematics materials, frequent mastery checks, review, and positive reinforcement. Students were tutored for a period of 3.5 months, for an average of fifty-seven 20-minute sessions. At all grade levels, grade equivalent gains exceeded a full year's growth. Pre- and posttest measures showed significant (p < .001) gains in addition, subtraction, and multiplication. (Author/SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 4-8, 1977)