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Title: Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies
Description: Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies is a peer-tutoring program for use in elementary school classrooms to improve student proficiency in reading. The program is meant to supplement studentsí existing reading curriculum and uses peer-mediated instruction to provide tutoring in three reading strategies. The WWC reviewed 4 studies that investigated the effects of Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies on English language learners. One study meets WWC evidence standards and includes 99 English language learners from 3rd to 6th grade in Texas. Based on its review of the research, the WWC found Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies to have potentially positive effects for reading achievement for English language learners.
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Cover Date: September 2010
Web Release: September 29, 2010
Publication #: WWC IRELLPA10
Center/Program: WWC
Associated Centers: NCEE
Type of Product: Intervention Report
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