ERIC Number: EJ894987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Peer Tutoring for Reading Fluency as a Feasible and Effective Alternative in Response to Intervention Systems
Dufrene, Brad A.; Reisener, Carmen D.; Olmi, D. Joe; Zoder-Martell, Kimberly; McNutt, Marlena R.; Horn, Dana R.
Journal of Behavioral Education, v19 n3 p239-256 Sep 2010
Peer tutoring is an evidence-based procedure for improving academic performance for a variety of skill areas. The current study evaluated the feasibility and impact of a peer tutoring package for reading fluency with 4 middle school students receiving Tier II remedial supports. This study used a multiple baseline design across participants to evaluate impact of the peer tutoring procedure on students' oral reading rate on instructional passages. Results indicated that students' oral reading rate on instructional probes increased following implementation of the peer tutoring procedure. Moreover, peer tutors implemented most steps of the procedure with a high degree of integrity. Results are discussed in terms of contributions to the peer tutoring and Response to Intervention literatures, as well as application to applied practice.
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Reading Fluency, Reading Instruction, Intervention, Middle School Students, Oral Reading, Reading Rate, Instructional Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools
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