Research Studies

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; Nickow 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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Implementation of effective intervention: An empirical study to evaluate the efficacy of fountas & pinnell’s leveled literacy intervention system . (2010). Ransford-Kaldon, C. R., Flynt, E. S., Ross, C. L., Franceschini, L., Zoblotsky, T., Huang, Y., & Gallagher, B.. Center for Research in Educational Policy (CREP). https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED544374

The effects of strategic counting instruction, with and without deliberate practice, on number combination skill among students with mathematics difficulties. (2010). Fuchs, L. S., Powell, S. R., Seethaler, P. M., Cirino, P. T., Fletcher, J. M., Fuchs, D., & Hamlett, C. L.. Learning and Individual Differences, 20(2), 89–100. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2009.09.003

Responsiveness of students with language difficulties to early intervention in reading. (2010). O'Connor, R. E., Bocian, K., Beebe-Frankenberger, M., & Linklater, D. L.. The Journal of Special Education. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0022466908317789

Computer assisted instruction to prevent early reading difficulties in students at risk for dyslexia: Outcomes from two instructional approaches. (2009). Torgesen, J. K., Wagner, R. K., Rashotte, C. A., Herron, J., & Lindamood, P. . Annals of Dyslexia, 60(1), 40–56. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11881-009-0032-y

Identifying essential instructional components of literacy tutoring for struggling beginning readers. (2009). Lane, H. B., Pullen, P. C., Hudson, R. F., & Konold, T. R.. Literacyeracy Research and Instruction. https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2010-11443-001

Effects of fact retrieval tutoring on third‐grade students with math difficulties with and without reading difficulties. (2009). Powell, S. R., Fuchs, L. S., Fuchs, D., Cirino, P. T., & Fletcher, J. M.. Learning Disabilities Research & Practice. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2682421/

Effects of Fact Retrieval Tutoring on Third-Grade Students with Math Difficulties with and without Reading Difficulties. (2009). Powell, S. R., Fuchs, L. S., Fuchs, D., Cirino, P. T., & Fletcher, J. M.. Learning Disabilities Research & Practice : A Publication of the Division for Learning Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children, 24(1), 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-5826.2008.01272.x

Remediating number combination and word problem deficits among students with mathematics difficulties: A randomized control trial. (2009). Fuchs, L. S., Powell, S. R., Seethaler, P. M., Cirino, P. T., Fletcher, J. M., Fuchs, D., ... & Zumeta, R. O.. Journal of Educational Psychology. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19865600/

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

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

Effects of small-group tutoring with and without validated classroom instruction on at-risk students' math problem solving: Are two tiers of prevention better than one?. (2008). Fuchs, L. S., Fuchs, D., Craddock, C., Hollenbeck, K. N., Hamlett, C. L., & Schatschneider, C.. Journal of Educational Psychology, 100(3). https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2008-10939-001

Effects of preventative tutoring on the mathematical problem solving of third-grade students with math and reading difficulties. (2008). Fuchs, L. S., Seethaler, P. M., Powell, S. R., Fuchs, D., Hamlett, C. L., & Fletcher, J. M.. Exceptional Children. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2832201/

Reading rescue: An effective tutoring intervention model for language-minority students who are struggling readers in first grade. (2007). Ehri, L. C., Dreyer, L. G., Flugman, B., & Gross, A.. American Educational Research Journal, 44(2), 414–448. https://doi.org/10.3102/0002831207302175

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

Paraprofessional-led phonological awareness training with youngsters at risk for reading and behavioral concerns. (2007). Lane, K. L., Fletcher, T., Carter, E. W., Dejud, C., & DeLorenzo, J.. Remedial and Special Education, 28(5), 266–276. https://doi.org/10.1177/07419325070280050201

Severe Reading Difficulties--Can They Be Prevented? A Comparison of Prevention and Intervention Approaches. (2005). Scanlon, D. M., Vellutino, F. R., Small, S. G., Fanuele, D. P., & Sweeney, J. M.. Exceptionality, 13(4), 209–227. https://doi.org/10.1207/s15327035ex1304_3