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ERIC Number: EJ1159365
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0020-4277
The Effect of Providing Instructional Facilitation on Student College Readiness
Bonner, Sarah M.; Thomas, Ally S.
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, v45 n6 p769-787 Dec 2017
We investigated the impacts of a peer-facilitated instructional intervention in mathematics on progress towards readiness for college among 10th graders who facilitated instruction for 9th graders in algebra classrooms in urban secondary schools. A goal of the intervention is to promote readiness for college by placing middle-performing students in the role of instructional facilitators. The program draws on theory that holds that instructional facilitation helps facilitators enhance their content knowledge and develop in metacognitive and social-emotional domains. We used propensity score matching to evaluate the program's impact on facilitators' achievement of outcomes that represent early high school "on-track for college" benchmarks, benchmarks for college readiness, and college entry without need for remediation. Acting as a 10th grade instructional facilitator increased students' likelihood of meeting near-term, intermediate, and long-term indicators of college readiness. These results indicate that intensive long-term interventions in early high school that draw on students as resources can having lasting impacts on real-world metrics for college-readiness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1102729