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

Improving working memory Evaluation report and executive summary. (2019). Wright, W. Dorsett, R., Anders, J., Buzzeo, J, Runge, J., & Sanders, M.. London: Education Endowment Foundation. https://westminsterresearch.westminster.ac.uk/item/qxvvq/improving-working-memo…

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

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

Tutor Trust: Affordable Primary Tuition. (2018). Torgerson, C. J., Bell, K., Coleman, E., Elliott, L., Fairhurst, C., Gascoine, L., Hewitt, C.E., & Torgerson, D. J. . London: Education Endowment Foundation. https://dro.dur.ac.uk/26952/1/26952.pdf

Affordable Online Maths Tuition. (2016). Torgerson, C., Ainsworth, H., Buckley, H., Hampden-Thompson, G., Hewitt, C., Humphry, D., Jefferson, L., Mitchell, N., & Torgerson, D.. London: Education Endowment Foundation. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED581116.pdf

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

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

Paired Reading: Evaluation report and executive summary. (2015). Lloyd, C., Edovald, T., Kiss, Z., Morris, S., Skipp, A., & Ahmed, H. (2015). London: Education Endowment Foundation. https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED581127

TextNow Transition Programme: Evaluation report and executive summary. (2014). Maxwell, B., Connolly, P., Demack, S., O’Hare, L., Stevens, A., & Clague, L. (2014). London: Education Endowment Foundation. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/266599371_TextNow_Transition_Programme…

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

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

Effects of supplemental reading interventions in authentic contexts: A comparison of kindergarteners’ response . (2011). Simmons, D. C., Coyne, M. D., Hagan-Burke, S., Kwok, O.-M., Simmons, L., Johnson, C., Zou, Y., Taylor, A. B., Mcalenney, A. L., Ruby, M., & Crevecoeur, Y. C.. Exceptional Children, 77(2), 207–228. https://doi.org/10.1177/001440291107700204

The effectiveness of a technologically facilitated classroom-based early reading intervention. (2011). Amendum, S. J., Vernon-Feagans, L., & Ginsberg, M. C.. The Elementary School Journal, 112(1), 107–131. https://doi.org/10.1086/660684

Effects of Targeted Intervention on Early Literacyeracy Skills of At-Risk Students. (2008). Wang, C., & Algozzine, B.. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 22(4), 425–439. https://doi.org/10.1080/02568540809594637

Early Steps: Replicating the effects of a first-grade reading intervention program. (2000). Morris, D., Tyner, B., & Perney, J.. Journal of Educational Psychology, 92(4), 681–693. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-0663.92.4.681