ERIC Number: ED436721
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov-15
Reference Count: N/A
Book Buddies in the Bronx: A Model for America Reads.
Meier, Joanne D.; Invernizzi, Marcia
A study implemented and evaluated the Book Buddies model using National Service volunteers as tutors for high-risk first-grade students in a high-poverty urban setting. Using a design with a randomly assigned control group, results show that tutoring sessions produced clear effects. Children who received 40 Book Buddies lessons significantly surpassed students in the control group in letter identification, word reading in isolation, and accurate reading in context. Results contribute to understanding of the constraints and conditions of implementing effective volunteer tutoring in challenging circumstances; as well as underscoring the importance of key components for ensuring quality tutoring for the America Reads Challenge. Contains 18 references, and a table and a figure of data. (EF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement, Ann Arbor, MI.
What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Meets Evidence Standards without Reservations
IES Cited: ED505962