Using One-to-One Tutoring and Proven Reading Strategies to Improve Reading Performance with Adjudicated Youth

Coulter, Gail
December 2004
Journal of Correctional Education;Dec2004, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p321
Academic Journal
Despite the fact that recidivism can be reduced by an increase in literacy, little information is available about effective educational programming especially in reading, for adjudicated youth. A short-term, one-to-one tutoring program using low cost materials proved to he successful in increasing reading performance for 12 adjudicated youth. Tutoring was based upon proven strategies. sufficient time-on-task. and effective implementation. Students improved reading performance by 9 months of instruction during 1 month of instruction on 2 subtests of the Gray Oral Reading Test (Wiederholt & Bryant, 1992). Students also increased in rate and accuracy 3 times the expected amount reported in literature.


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