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ERIC Number: ED512003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report
What Works Clearinghouse
"Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies" is a peer-tutoring program for use in elementary school classrooms to improve student proficiency in reading. Its purpose is to supplement students' existing reading curriculum. "Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies" was developed for use with students with diverse academic needs and has been used with English language learners. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviewed four studies on "Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies" for English language learner students. One of these studies meets WWC evidence standards; three studies do not meet either WWC evidence standards or eligibility screens. Based on the one study, the WWC found potentially positive effects on reading achievement for English language learners. The conclusions presented in this report may change as new research emerges. Appendices include: (1) Study characteristics: Saenz, Fuchs, and Fuchs, 2005; (2) Outcome measures for the reading achievement domain; (3) Summary of study findings included in the rating for the reading achievement domain; (4) Summary of subgroup findings for the reading achievement domain; (5) "Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies" rating for the reading achievement domain; and (6) Extent of evidence by domain. (Contains 9 footnotes.)
What Works Clearinghouse. P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393. Tel: 866-503-6114; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Texas
IES Funded: Yes