ERIC Number: ED173124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Math Tutoring Study, Study II: Paraprofessionals as Tutors.
Williams, Barbara I.; And Others
This research study investigated the effects of tutoring by trained paraprofessionals on pupil outcomes in the areas of mathematics achievement, self-concept as related to mathematics, attitude toward mathematics, and external locus of control as related to mathematics. It also sought to investigate the relationship between certain tutoring skills and pupil outcomes in those areas and to study whether the effects of mathematics tutoring were associated with the initial ability level of pupils in those areas. Five achievement tests and attitude scales, measuring 15 variables, were administered to approximately 320 fourth- and fifth-grade pupils in nine schools. Data collection, training, and experimentation extended over a period of four months. The study failed to demonstrate that mathematics achievement and attitudes could be increased as a result of tutoring or training in tutorial skills. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
Note: Pages 14-17 and 26-28 missing from document prior to its being shipped to EDRS for filming; Best copy available