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Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies
Adolescent Literacy

Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies was found to have potentially positive effects on comprehension for adolescent learners.

Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies is a peer-tutoring program for grades K–6 that aims to improve student proficiency in several disciplines. During the 30-35 minute peer-tutoring sessions, students take turns acting at the tutor, coaching and correcting one another as they work through problems. The designation of tutoring pairs and skill assignment is based on teacher judgement of student needs and abilities, and teachers reassign tutoring pairs regularly.  

Findings

1
studies that met standards out of
5
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Comprehension Potentially positive effects 2-6
 
 
18

Last Updated: January 2012

Race

White
83%

Gender

Male: 55%
Female: 45%

Delivery Method

whole class icon
Small Group

Urbanicity

Suburban
Urban


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