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Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies
English Language Learners

Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies was found to have potentially positive effects on reading achievement for English language 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.  


study that met standards out of
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Evidence Tier
Reading achievement Potentially positive effects 3-6

Last Updated: September 2010


Male: 21%
Female: 79%

English Learners

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Delivery Method

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Small Group


Note: This summary only includes data from studies that reported sample information. The Intervention Report may include evidence from other studies that met standards, but did not report sample information.

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