ERIC Number: ED461851
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Introductory Guide for Implementing and Evaluating Volunteer Reading Tutoring Programs. A SERVE Special Report.
With a continuing emphasis on improving student reading achievement across the nation, many elementary educators are exploring the idea of initiating a volunteer reading tutoring program. Although individuals associated with tutoring programs may think about implementation issues, often the focus is on program location, the recruitment and training of tutors, and the selection and scheduling of students--evaluation of a tutoring program is often forgotten. This guide focuses on tutoring through the lens of the national America Reads Challenge initiative, and it takes program implementation to a deeper level by examining volunteer transportation, tutor work ethic, and school expectations. The guide summarizes and synthesizes findings from evaluations and provides introductory information to funders, program coordinators and staff, school administrators, elementary teachers, and tutors about implementing and evaluating a volunteer reading tutoring program. It also provides evaluation results and accompanying conclusions from five America Reads tutoring programs as well as program evaluation recommendations. (Contains 30 notes and 13 tables.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SERVE: SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education.