Activities per year
A randomized controlled trial of peer tutoring was undertaken in 60 Grade 6/Year 7, and 60 Grade 8/Year 9 classrooms (1299 Grade 6/Year 7 students and 1275 Grade 8/Year 9 students). Grade 8/Year 9 students acted as reading tutors to Grade 6/Year 7 students. Reading attainment was measured with an independent commercially available standardized reading attainment test with two sub-scales, sentence completion and passage comprehension. Results of multi-level modeling indicated significant gains in sentence completion for students acting as tutors in the bottom decile of reading, with no gains, nor deficits observed in the sample as a whole.
- peer tutoring,
- paired reading,
- cooperative learning
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- 1 Invited talk
Allen Thurston (Advisor)23 Jun 2017
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talkFile
- School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work - Professor/Director of Centre for Effective Education