ERIC Number: ED467717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Nov-16
Effect of an After-School Tutorial Program on Academic Performance of Middle School Students At-Risk.
Collins, Kathleen M. T.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.
This study examined the extent to which an After-School Peer Tutoring (ASPT) program in a rural southeastern school district was effective in elevating achievement levels of 89 at-risk middle school students enrolled in the program for one semester. End-of-semester grade was used as a measure of performance. The study also analyzed indicators of at-risk behavior, as evidenced by students' suspension history and placement in special education. Findings indicated that the program was effective in increasing academic performance among the majority of attendees, many of whom attained passing scores in language arts, science, mathematics, and social studies. The ASPT program was least successful for mathematics. A history of suspension was a deterrent for improved achievement. Caucasian Americans appeared to benefit more from the tutorial services than other groups. Sixth grade students benefitted the most followed by 7th graders with 8th grade students benefitting the least. (Contains 16 references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (30th, Little Rock, AR, November 14-17, 2001).