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ClassWide Peer Tutoring
Beginning Reading

CWPT was found to have potentially positive effects on general reading achievement.

ClassWide Peer Tutoring (CWPT) is a peer-assisted instructional strategy designed to be integrated with most existing reading curricula. This approach provides students with increased opportunities to practice reading skills by asking questions and receiving immediate feedback from a peer tutor. Pairs of students take turns tutoring each other to reinforce concepts and skills initially taught by the teacher. The teacher creates age-appropriate peer teaching materials for the peer tutors; these materials take into account tutees’ language skills and disabilities.


study that met standards out of
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Evidence Tier
Reading achievement Potentially positive effects 1-4

Last Updated: July 2007

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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This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by American Institutes for Research under contract ED-02-CO-0022.

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