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

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

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

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

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/

Rapid Phonics: Evaluation report and executive summary. (2015). King, B., & Kasim, A.. London: Education Endowment Foundation. https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED581293

Intensive Reading Remediation in Grade 2 or 3: Are There Effects a Decade Later?. (2014). Blachman, B. A., Schatschneider, C., Fletcher, J. M., Murray, M. S., Munger, K. A., & Vaughn, M. G.. Journal of Educational Psychology, 106(1), 46–57. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0033663

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

An experimental evaluation of guided reading and explicit interventions for primary-grade students at-risk for reading difficulties. (2014). Denton, C. A., Fletcher, J. M., Taylor, W. P., Barth, A. E., & Vaughn, S.. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 7(3), 268–293. https://doi.org/10.1080/19345747.2014.906010

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

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

Efficacy of the Leveled Literacyeracy Intervention System for K–2 urban students: An empirical evaluation of LLI in Denver Public Schools. (2013). Ransford-Kaldon, C. R., Ross, C. L., Lee, C. C., Sutton Flynt, E., Franceschini, L. A., & Zoblotsky, T. A.. Memphis, TN: Center for Research in Educational Policy.. https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/Study/85470

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

Efficacy of a First‐Grade Responsiveness‐to‐Intervention Prevention Model for Struggling Readers. (2013). Gilbert, J. K., Compton, D. L., Fuchs, D., Fuchs, L. S., Bouton, B., Barquero, L. A., & Cho, E.. Reading Research Quarterly, 48(2), 135–154. https://doi.org/10.1002/rrq.45

Efficacy of a First-Grade Responsiveness-to-Intervention Prevention Model for Struggling Readers. (2013). Gilbert, J. K., Compton, D. L., Fuchs, D., Fuchs, L. S., Bouton, B., Barquero, L. A., & Cho, E.. Reading Research Quarterly, 48(2), 135–154. https://doi.org/10.1002/rrq.45

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 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