Literacy Tutoring That Works
Everybody Wins: A School-Higher Education Partnership for Reading Improvement
Neva Ann Medcalf
This study examines the results stemming from the partnership between the Master of Arts in Reading program of St. Mary's University and Randolph Elementary School in greater San Antonio, Texas. The study measured the effectiveness of the program to improve children's reading skills and motivation to read, changes families and teachers observed in the children who participated, the passage rate of participants on the state-mandated reading tests, and how linking theory and practice impacted graduate students' teaching practices and self-confidence regarding teaching abilities. There are many other positive outcomes. As the principal of the school noted, “This is a program where everybody wins.”
Medcalf, N., Bessette, K., & Gibbs, D. (2009).
Everybody Wins: A School-Higher Education Partnership for Reading Improvement.
In J.C. Richards, & C.A. Lassonde (Eds.), Literacy Tutoring That Works (pp. 96-107). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.