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Version 1.1 – Updated August 2021

Parent tutoring

Overview

  • Influence: Parent tutoring
  • Domain: Student Learning Strategies
  • Sub-Domain: Student perspectives in learning
  • Potential to Accelerate Student Achievement: Potential to considerably accelerate
  • Influence Definition: The effects of parent tutoring on students

Evidence

  • Number of meta-analyses: 3
  • Number of studies: 66
  • Number of students: 3,792
  • Number of effects: 74
  • Effect size: 0.61

Meta-Analyses

Meta-Analyses
Journal Title Author First Author's Country Article Name Year Published Variable Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Effect Size
Education and Treatment in Children Erion USA Parent tutoring: a meta-analysis 2006 Parent tutoring children 32 0 32 0.82
Review of Educational Research Ritter, Barnett, Denny & Albin USA The effectiveness of volunteer tutoring programs for elementary and middle school students: A meta-analysis 2009 Adult volunteers 21 2,180 28 0.26
AERA Conference Paper Lindo USA Examining the Potential of Parents as Reading Tutors for Students in 3rd–12th Grades: A Meta-Analysis. 2016 Parents as tutors 13 1,612 14 0.76
TOTAL/AVERAGE 66 3,792 74 0.61

Confidence

The Confidence is the average of these four measures, each divided into five approximately equal groups and assigned a value from 1 to 5 based on the following criteria:

  • Number of Meta-analyses
    • 1 = 1
    • 2 = 2–3
    • 3 = 4–6
    • 4 = 7–9
    • 5 = 10+
  • Number of Studies
    • 1 = 1–10
    • 2 = 11–50
    • 3 = 51–200
    • 4 = 201–400
    • 5 = 400+
  • Number of Students
    • 1 = 1–2,500
    • 2 = 2,501–10,000
    • 3 = 10,000–20,000
    • 4 = 20,000–100,000
    • 5 = 100,001+
  • Number of Effects
    • 1 = 1–100
    • 2 = 101–300
    • 3 = 301–600
    • 4 = 601–1,200
    • 5 = 1,200+
Confidences
Number of Meta-Analyses Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Overall Confidence
Confidence Factor 2 3 2 1 2
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