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ERIC Number: EJ822031
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1045-988X
Effects of Two Grouping Conditions on Students Who Are at Risk for Reading Failure
Helf, Shawnna; Cooke, Nancy L.; Flowers, Claudia P.
Preventing School Failure, v53 n2 p113-128 Win 2009
Schools face many decisions on how to maximize instructional time and provide support for students who are at risk for failure in reading. Instructional grouping plays an important role. The authors used a true group experimental design to compare 2 grouping conditions--1:1 (1 tutor to 1 student) and 1:3 (1 tutor to 3 students)--on the reading achievement of 1st-grade students who were identified as at risk and the efficiency of delivering instruction. The results indicate that students made comparable progress and gains in reading when instructed in small groups of 3. Because the 1:3 condition uses resources more efficiently, it may be preferable to the 1:1. (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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