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ERIC Number: EJ789772
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 34
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8491
The Efficacy of ClassWide Peer Tutoring in Middle Schools
Kamps, Debra M.; Greenwood, Charles; Arreaga-Mayer, Carmen; Veerkamp, Mary Baldwin; Utley, Cheryl; Tapia, Yolanda; Bowman-Perrott, Lisa; Bannister, Harriett
Education and Treatment of Children, v31 n2 p119-152 2008
The majority of research on the efficacy of ClassWide Peer Tutoring (CWPT) is based on research with urban elementary students (Rohrbeck, Ginsberg-Block, Fantuzzo, & Miller, 2003), with much less research in middle schools. This study investigated CWPT with 975 middle school students in 52 classrooms, grades 6 through 8, over a three-year period. A mixed design combining features of both group (interrupted time-series) and single-subject reversal designs was used to evaluate the effects of traditional teacher-led instruction vs. CWPT. Results favored CWPT with effect sizes, based on weekly quizzes, indicating moderate to large effects overall (M = 1.11) but with some range across classrooms and content. Implications for future research and practice are discussed. (Contains 2 figures and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A