Research Database

This tool allows education practitioners and researchers to quickly access quantitative research on tutoring program effectiveness. These 150+ research studies were selected due to their rigorous research designs which align with What Works Clearinghouse and Every Student Succeeds Act standards for moderate and strong evidence of intervention efficacy. Many studies were originally identified by their inclusion in recent meta-analyses (Baye et al., 2018; Neitzel et al., 2021; Nichow et al., 2020). Research may be sorted by grade level, subject, and tutor type in order to explore the evidence base for particular program designs. This database does not include qualitative research on best practices for tutoring implementation, for which we recommend exploring our District Playbook and Toolkit for Tutoring Programs.

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Evaluation Report. (2019). Nunes, T., Malmberg, L., Evans, D., Sanders-Ellis, D., Baker, S., Barros, R., Bryant, P., & Evangelou, M.. London: Education Endowment Foundation

A Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effectiveness of Descubriendo la Lectura. (2019). Borman, G. D., Borman, T. H., Park, S. J., & Houghton, S.. American Educational Research Journal. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.3102/0002831219890612

1stClass@Number Evaluation report and executive summary. (2018). Nunes, T., Barros, R., Evangelou, M., Strand, S., Mathers, S., & Sanders-Ellis, D. . London: Education Endowment Foundation

Examining the Effects and Feasibility of a Teacher-Implemented Tier 1 and Tier 2 Intervention in Word Reading, Fluency, and Comprehension. (2018). Solari, E. J., Denton, C. A., Petscher, Y., & Haring, C.. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 11(2), 163–191. https://doi.org/10.1080/19345747.2017.1375582

Testing the efficacy of a kindergarten mathematics intervention by small group size. (2017). Clarke, B., Doabler, C. T., Kosty, D., Kurtz Nelson, E., Smolkowski, K., Fien, H., & Turtura, J. . AERA Open, 3(2), 2332858417706899. https://doi.org/10.1177/2332858417706899

Reading Recovery: An Evaluation of the Four-Year i3 Scale-Up. (2016). May, H., Sirinides, P. M., Gray, A., & Goldsworthy, H.. CPRE Research Reports. https://repository.upenn.edu/cpre_researchreports/81/

Testing the efficacy of a tier 2 mathematics intervention: A conceptual replication study. (2016). Doabler, C. T., Clarke, B., Kosty, D. B., Kurtz-Nelson, E., Fien, H., Smolkowski, K., & Baker, S. K.. Exceptional Children, 83(1), 92–110. https://doi.org/10.1177/0014402916660084

Examining the efficacy of a tier 2 kindergarten mathematics intervention. (2016). Clarke, B., Doabler, C. T., Smolkowski, K., Baker, S. K., Fien, H., & Strand Cary, M. . Journal of Learning Disabilities, 49(2), 152–165. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022219414538514

Intervention for first graders with limited number knowledge: Large-scale replication of a randomized controlled trial. (2015). Gersten, R., Rolfhus, E., Clarke, B., Decker, L. E., Wilkins, C., & Dimino, J. (2015). American Educational Research Journal, 52(3), 516–546. https://doi.org/10.3102/0002831214565787

Preliminary evaluation of a tier 2 mathematics intervention for first-grade students: Using a theory of change to guide formative evaluation activities . (2014). Clarke, B., Doabler, C. T., Strand Cary, M., Kosty, D., Baker, S., Fien, H., & Smolkowski, K. . School Psychology Review, 43(2). https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1142175.pdf

Catch Up® Numeracy Evaluation Report and Executive Summary . (2014). Rutt, S., Easton, C., & Stacey, O. . London: Education Endowment Foundation. https://www.nfer.ac.uk/publications/EFCU01/EFCU01.pdf

Impact Evaluation of the Minnesota Reading Corps K-3 Program. (2014). Markovitz, C. E., Hernandez, M. W., Hedberg, E. C., & Silberglitt, B.. Corporation for National and Community Service. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED560018.pdf

Immediate and Long-Term Effects of Tier 2 Reading Instruction for First-Grade Students With a High Probability of Reading Failure. (2014). Case, L., Speece, D., Silverman, R., Schatschneider, C., Montanaro, E., & Ritchey, K.. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 7(1), 28–53. https://doi.org/10.1080/19345747.2013.786771

Effects of first-grade number knowledge tutoring with contrasting forms of practice . (2013). Fuchs, L. S., Geary, D. C., Compton, D. L., Fuchs, D., Schatschneider, C., Hamlett, C. L., DeSelms, J., Seethaler, P. M., Wilson, J., Craddock, C. F., Bryant, J. D., Luther, K., & Changas, P. . Journal of Educational Psychology, 105(1), 58–77. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0030127

Every Child Counts: Testing policy effectiveness using a randomised controlled trial, designed, conducted and reported to CONSORT standards. (2013). Torgerson, C. J., Wiggins, A., Torgerson, D., Ainsworth, H., & Hewitt, C. . doi:10.1080/14794802.2013.797746. doi:10.1080/14794802.2013.797746

A one-to-one programme for at-risk readers delivered by older adult volunteers . (2013). Fives, A., Kearns, N., Devaney, C., Canavan, J., Russell, D., Lyons, R., Eaton, P., & O’Brien, A. . Review of Education, 1(3), 254–280. https://doi.org/10.1002/rev3.3016

Live webcam coaching to help early elementary classroom teachers provide effective literacy instruction for struggling readers: The Targeted Reading Intervention. (2013). Vernon-Feagans, L., Kainz, K., Hedrick, A., Ginsberg, M., & Amendum, S.. Journal of Educational Psychology, 105(4), 1175–1187. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0032143

Replicating the impact of a supplemental beginning reading intervention: The role of instructional context. (2013). Coyne, M. D., Literacytle, M., Rawlinson, D., Simmons, D., Kwok, O., Kim, M., Simmons, L., Hagan-Burke, S., & Civetelli, C.. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 6(1), 1–23. https://doi.org/10.1080/19345747.2012.706694