How effective are one-to-one tutoring programs in reading for elementary students at risk for reading failure? A meta-analysis of the intervention research

Batya Elbaum, Sharon Vaughn, Marie Tejero Hughes, Sally Watson Moody

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Abstract

A meta-analysis of supplemental, adult-instructed one-to-one reading interventions for elementary students at risk for reading failure, was conducted. Reading outcomes for 42 samples of students (N = 1.539) investigated in 29 studies reported between 1975 and 1998 had a mean weighted effect size of 0.41 when compared with controls. Interventions that used trained volunteers or college students were highly effective. For Reading Recovery interventions, effects for students identified as discontinued were substantial, whereas effects for students identified as not discontinued were not significantly different from zero. Two studies comparing one-to-one with small-group supplemental instruction showed no advantage for the one-to-one programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)605-619
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Educational Psychology
Volume92
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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