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ERIC Number: ED514880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 121
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1096-5894-1
The Effects of an After-School Tutoring Program on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment
Carbone, Peter M.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Youngstown State University
Due to the challenges of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, many schools and school districts are implementing after-school tutoring programs to provide students additional instruction to score proficient or better in reading and mathematics. This doctoral study analyzed the effects of the ABC Middle School Educational Assistance Program After-School Tutoring Program that was implemented in the ABC School District for the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 school years. Student proficiency scores were collected from the 2006 and 2007 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA). The data collected determined eligibility for students to participate in the program. The students that participated in the program were compared with students who did not participate in the program but had the same eligible data. The Pearson Chi-Square test was performed to analyze the data comparing PSSA and 4Sight scores. The 4Sight is a periodic benchmark assessment. Based on the analysis of the study, the after-school tutoring program had no effect on student performance on the PSSA in reading and mathematics for both school years. Also, the after-school tutoring program had no effect on student performance on the 4Sight in reading for both school years. There was no positive effect on the 4Sight in mathematics for the 2006-2007 school year. The lone positive effect was tutored students performed better on the 4Sight in mathematics for the 2007-2008 school year. Recommendations for the future would be to have a program coordinator, have periodic data analysis of student work by the student, tutor, homeroom teacher, parent(s), program coordinator and principal along with an evidence-based curriculum, instruction and assessment techniques. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001