Students Make Progress In Critical Reading Skills

Independent Research Finds Students with Experience Corps Tutors Make 60% More Progress in Critical Reading Skills than Students without Tutors

June 30, 2009

A rigorous study from Washington University in St. Louis shows significant gains from the national Experience Corps Program that trains experienced adults to help low-income children one-on-one in urban public schools.  The difference in reading ability between children matched with Experience Corps tutors and those who were not was substantial and statistically significant.  The central finding: “Over a single school year, students with Experience Corps tutors made over 60 percent more progress in learning two critical reading skills – sounding out new words and reading comprehension – than similar students not served by the program.”

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