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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Special Education: M.S.


Special Education


School of Education

First Advisor

Bradley Kaffar

Second Advisor

Kyounghee Seo

Third Advisor

Frances Kayona

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

Class-wide Peer Tutoring (CWPT), Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR), Peer Tutoring, Peer Assisted Learning Strategy (PALS), Total Class Peer Tutoring (TCPT), Cross-Age Peer Tutoring



This paper explores nine published articles that researched the benefits of Class-wide Peer Tutoring strategies and their benefits on academic and social needs. Six of the studies analyzed how the strategies used enhanced academic performance in the areas of reading fluency and comprehension. The other three studies examined how peer tutoring strategies could enhance student engagement, along with social performance. More research should be conducted due to having a small number of studies and dated research.


Throughout the writing process of my starred paper, I have received a lot of support and guidance. Therefore, I would like to thank the faculty at St. Cloud State University. Thank you to my academic advisor, Bradley Kaffar for continuing to support me in the writing process and assist me with changes while writing my paper.

I would also like to thank Kyounghee Seo, and Frances Kayona for your time and cooperation on being willing participants on my committee. I appreciate all of your feedback and willingness to share your own ideas and thoughts on my topic.



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