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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

Kyounghee Seo

Second Advisor

Bradley Kaffar

Third Advisor

Susan Dowds

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

Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies, PALS, Class-Wide Peer Tutoring, CWPT, Reciprocal teaching, Special Education


Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS) is an evidence-based practice to improve student performance. The review of literature consists of 11 studies to identify success factors of PALS to improve student reading and language skills. The three main success factors reported in the review are: high fidelity of implementation, peer-mediated activity with increased student participation, and explicit instruction.



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