WWC Summary of Evidence for this Intervention

Sound Partners

Sound Partners is a phonics-based tutoring program that provides supplemental reading instruction to elementary school students grades K–3 with below-average reading skills. The program is designed for use by tutors with minimal training and experience. Instruction emphasizes letter–sound correspondences, phoneme blending, decoding and encoding phonetically regular words, and reading irregular high-frequency words. It includes oral reading to practice applying phonics skills in text. The program consists of a set of scripted lessons in alphabetic and phonics skills and uses Bob Books beginning reading series as one of the primary texts for oral reading practice. The tutoring can be provided as a pull-out or after-school program or by parents who homeschool their children.

Reviewed Research

September 2010
 
Outcome
domain
Effectiveness
rating
Studies meeting standards Grades
examined
Students Improvement
index
Alphabetics Positive effects 7 studies meet standards K-1 442
 
 
21
Jenkins, J. R., Peyton, J. A., Sanders, E. A., & Vadasy, P. F. (2004) 1 99
 
 
25
Mooney, P. J. (2003) 1 47 --
Vadasy, P. F., & Sanders, E. A. (2008) K 86
 
 
13
Vadasy, P. F., Jenkins, J. R., & Pool, K. (2000) 1 46
 
 
33
Vadasy, P. F., Jenkins, J. R., Antil, L. R., Wayne, S. K., & O’Connor, R. E. (1997) 1 40
 
 
12
Vadasy, P. F., Sanders, E. A., & Peyton, J. A. (2005) 1 57
 
 
30
Vadasy, P. F., Sanders, E. A., & Peyton, J. A. (2006) K 67
 
 
17
Comprehension Potentially positive effects 4 studies meet standards K-1 309
 
 
21
Jenkins, J. R., Peyton, J. A., Sanders, E. A., & Vadasy, P. F. (2004) 1 99
 
 
27
Vadasy, P. F., & Sanders, E. A. (2008) K 86
 
 
16
Vadasy, P. F., Sanders, E. A., & Peyton, J. A. (2005) 1 57
 
 
27
Vadasy, P. F., Sanders, E. A., & Peyton, J. A. (2006) K 67
 
 
11
Reading achievement No discernible effects 1 study meets standards 1 47 --
Mooney, P. J. (2003) 1 47 --
Reading fluency Positive effects 7 studies meet standards K-1 442
 
 
19
Jenkins, J. R., Peyton, J. A., Sanders, E. A., & Vadasy, P. F. (2004) 1 99
 
 
19
Mooney, P. J. (2003) 1 47
 
 
14
Vadasy, P. F., & Sanders, E. A. (2008) K 86
 
 
18
Vadasy, P. F., Jenkins, J. R., & Pool, K. (2000) 1 46
 
 
18
Vadasy, P. F., Jenkins, J. R., Antil, L. R., Wayne, S. K., & O’Connor, R. E. (1997) 1 40 --
Vadasy, P. F., Sanders, E. A., & Peyton, J. A. (2005) 1 57
 
 
25
Vadasy, P. F., Sanders, E. A., & Peyton, J. A. (2006) K 67
 
 
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