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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Efficacy of a Word- and Text-Based Intervention for Students With Significant Reading Difficulties. (2019). Vaughn, S., Roberts, G. J., Miciak, J., Taylor, P., & Fletcher, J. M.. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 52(1), 31–44. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022219418775113

Evaluation of a math intervention program implemented with community support. (2019). Parker, D. C., Nelson, P. M., Zaslofsky, A. F., Kanive, R., Foegen, A., Kaiser, P., & Heisted, D.. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 12(3), 391–412. https://doi.org/10.1080/19345747.2019.1571653

Does an integrated focus on fractions and decimals improve at-risk students’ rational number magnitude performance?. (2019). Malone, A. S., Fuchs, L. S., Sterba, S. K., Fuchs, D., & Foreman-Murray, L.. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 59, 101782. https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED595127

Maths Counts Evaluation report and executive summary . (2018). See, B. H., Morris, R., Gorard S. G., Siddiqui, N.. London: Education Endowment Foundation. http://wrap.warwick.ac.uk/118127/

Effects of a year long supplemental reading intervention for students with reading difficulties in fourth grade. (2017). Wanzek, J., Petscher, Y., Otaiba, S. A., Rivas, B. K., Jones, F. G., Kent, S. C., Schatschneider, C., & Mehta, P.. Journal of Educational Psychology, 109(8), 1103–1119. https://doi.org/10.1037/edu0000184

Fraction intervention for students with mathematics difficulties: Lessons learned from five randomized controlled trials. (2016). Fuchs, L. S., Malone, A. S., Schumacher, R. F., Namkung, J., & Wang, A. . Journal of Learning Disabilities, 50(6), 631–639. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022219416677249

Effects of intervention to improve at-risk fourth graders' understanding, calculations, and word problems with fractions . (2016). Fuchs, L. S., Schumacher, R. F., Long, J., Jessica, N., Malone, A. S., Amber, W., & ... Changas, P. . Elementary School Journal, 116(4), 625–651. doi:10.1080/19345747.2015.1123336

Leveraging Volunteers: An Experimental Evaluation of a Tutoring Program for Struggling Readers. (2016). Jacob, R., Armstrong, C., Bowden, A. B., & Pan, Y.. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 9(1), 67–92. https://doi.org/10.1080/19345747.2016.1138560

Durham shared maths project. (2015). Lloyd, C., Edovald, T., Morris, S., Kiss, Z., Skipp, A., & Haywood, S. . London: Education Endowment Foundation. https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/161892207.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

A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluation of Time to Read, a Volunteer Tutoring Program for 8- to 9-Year-Olds. (2013). Miller, S., & Connolly, P.. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 35(1), 23–37. https://www.jstor.org/stable/23356968

The Effect of the Experience Corps® Program on Student Reading Outcomes. (2012). Lee, Y. S., Morrow-Howell, N., Jonson-Reid, M., & McCrary, S.. Education and Urban Society, 44(1), 97–118. https://doi.org/10.1177/0013124510381262

Closing the reading gap: Findings from a randomized trial of four reading interventions for striving readers. (2007). Torgesen, J. K., Schirm, A., Castner, L., Vartivarian, S., Mansfield, W., Myers, D., … Haan, C. . Washington, D.C.: US Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences. https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/pdf/20084013.pdf

Effects of two tutoring programs on the English reading development of Spanish-English bilingual students. (2004). Denton, C. A., Anthony, J. L., Parker, R., & Hasbrouck, J. E.. The Elementary School Journal, 104(4), 289–305. https://doi.org/10.1086/499754

Teaching reading to poor readers in the intermediate grades: A comparison of text difficulty. (2002). O'Connor, R. E., Bell, K. M., Harty, K. R., Larkin, L. K., Sackor, S. M., & Zigmond, N.. Journal of Educational Psychology. https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2002-18006-003

An evaluation of the paired reading program using competency-based training. (1996). Miller, B. V., & Kratochwill, T. R.. School Psychology International, 17(3), 269–291. https://doi.org/10.1177/0143034396173003

An evaluation of reading recovery. (1995). Center, Y., Wheldall, K., Freeman, L., Outhred, L., & McNaught, M.. Reading Research Quarterly. https://researchers.mq.edu.au/en/publications/an-evaluation-of-reading-recovery