Reading Skills Have Improved! Results of an After School Tutoring Program

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Allix Hutchison
Melissa Lamberts

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Jane Finn and Dr. Vicki-Lynn Holmes

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Children’s After School Achievement (CASA) is an after-school tutoring program that pairs Hope College volunteers with at-risk elementary learners from the Holland community. The purpose of this study was to track children’s growth in reading skills after participating in the CASA program for an academic school year. Students were given the Brigance Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills (CIBS II) subtests of word recognition, oral reading, and reading comprehension. A paired sample t-test was conducted to determine whether these at risk children improved their reading skills. This study summarizes the findings of this research.

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