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Peer Tutoring and Response Groups
English Language Learners

Peer Tutoring and Response Groups was found to have positive effects on English language development.

Peer Tutoring and Response Groups aims to improve the language and achievement of English learners by pairing or grouping students to work on a task. The students may be grouped by age or ability, or the groups may be mixed. Peer tutoring typically consists of two students assuming the roles of tutor and tutee, or “coach and player” roles. Peer response groups give four or five students shared responsibility for a task, such as editing a passage or reading and answering comprehension questions. Both peer tutoring pairs and peer response groups emphasize peer interaction and discussion to complete a task.

Findings

3
studies that met standards out of
3
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
English language development Positive effects 1-6
 
 
15

Last Updated: July 2007

Race

Asian
43%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
68%
Not Hispanic
31%

Gender

Male: 43%
Female: 57%

English Learners

English Learners icon
100%

Delivery Method

whole class icon
Small Group

Urbanicity

Urban

Locations

FL, TX, WA
South, West


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