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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Effectiveness of an extracurricular program for struggling readers: A comparative study with parent tutors and volunteer tutors. (2019). Villiger, C., Hauri, S., Tettenborn, A., Hartmann, E., Näpflin, C., Hugener, I., & Niggli, A.. Learning and Instruction, 60, 54–65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2018.11.004

Effectiveness of an extracurricular program for struggling readers: A comparative study with parent tutors and volunteer tutors Learning and Instruction. (2019). Villiger, C., Hauri, S., Tettenborn, A., Hartmann, E., Näpflin, C., Hugener, I., & Niggli, A.. Learning and Instruction, 60, 54–65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2018.11.004

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

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

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

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

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

Pearson Words Their Way: Word study in action: Intervention efficacy study final report . (2011). Eddy, R. M., Ruitman, H. T., Hankel, N., Matelski, M. H., & Schmalstig, M. . La Verne, CA: Cobblestone Applied Research

Supplemental Fluency Intervention and Determinants of Reading Outcomes. (2009). Vadasy, P. F., & Sanders, E. A.. Scientific Studies of Reading, 13(5), 383–425. https://doi.org/10.1080/10888430903162894

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 intensive reading remediation for second and third graders and a 1-year follow-up. (2004). Blachman, B. A., Schatschneider, C., Fletcher, J. M., Francis, D. J., Clonan, S. M., Shaywitz, B. A., & Shaywitz, S. E.. Journal of Educational Psychology. https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2004-18154-004

Short-term impact of experience Corps® participation on children and schools: Results from a pilot randomized trial. (2004). Rebok, G. W., Carlson, M. C., Glass, T. A., McGill, S., Hill, J., Wasik, B. A., Ialongo, N., Frick, K. D., Fried, L. P., & Rasmussen, M. D.. Journal of Urban Health : Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 81(1), 79–93. https://doi.org/10.1093/jurban/jth095

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