A Study of the Effectiveness of the Beginning Reading Tutorial Program Administered by Elementary Aides
Date of Award
Specialist in Education
Dr. Galen J. Alessi
Dr. Joetta Long
Dr. Howard Farris
Masters Thesis-Open Access
This study illustrates that early elementary students who were lagging in basic reading skills learned at a faster-than-mainstream rate when taught by paraprofessional aides trained in administering the Beginning Reading tutorial program. After intensive training aides were shown to implement the tutorial program at a level considered to be above adequate. Mean gains made by tutored students in socially important (norm-referenced) reading skills were both statistically and educationally significant. A multiple-baseline analysis of program skill acquisition demonstrated that each program section implemented was effective in reaching its stated objectives. Control group pre-post-test comparisons of program skill acquisition further substantiate the effectiveness of the program over mainstream classroom instruction alone in teaching sound-symbol association and blending skills. Generalizabilily of results and areas for future research are discussed.
Hosner, Reginald T., "A Study of the Effectiveness of the Beginning Reading Tutorial Program Administered by Elementary Aides" (1980). Masters Theses. 1905.