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Disability and Equity in Education

Longwood University

2001

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Comparative Study Of The Effectiveness Of Cross-Age Peers And Community Volunteers As Tutors For At-Risk First And Second Grade Students, Tyler B. Collins Jan 2001

Comparative Study Of The Effectiveness Of Cross-Age Peers And Community Volunteers As Tutors For At-Risk First And Second Grade Students, Tyler B. Collins

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An experimental study was conducted in a rural, public elementary school in order to compare the effectiveness of tutoring by adult community volunteers and ninth grade cross age peers for at-risk first and second grade students. All first and second grade students took pretests for overall phonological awareness, reading fluency, and sight word recognition. After eight weeks in an intensive, Direct Instruction, one-on-one reading program, students received posttests. Data were analyzed to determine statistically significant differences between those tutored by an adult community volunteer and those tutored by a ninth grade cross-age peer. Considerations and recommendations for further research are ...