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One-to-one tutoring identified as gold standard in a Johns Hopkins University review

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From the Latest Issue of Better: Evidence-based Education:

 

"JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY’S Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE) recently conducted a systematic review of programs for struggling readers. According to the review’s findings, one-to-one tutoring by certified teachers and reading specialists is the “gold standard” among interventions for low-achieving students.

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After a thorough review of the research, CRRE concluded that one-to-one tutoring is highly effective in improving the reading performance of low-achieving students and that an emphasis on phonics greatly improves tutoring outcomes. Classroom instructional process programs, especially cooperative learning, were also found to have positive effects. In particular, tutoring in first grade, followed by cooperative learning throughout the elementary grades, was shown to have the best long-term outcomes for struggling readers. Traditional instructional technology programs, which use computer-assisted instruction software, were shown to have little impact on lowachieving students."