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Peer-assisted learning

Peer" is an equal, one belonging to the same group, for example based on age or grade. Peer tutoring is a teaching method in which students are taught to provide individual instruction for other students.

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Services and Programs

  • Curriculum-Based Measurement for Reading and Math
    Weekly Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) tests provide systematic, frequent feedback to students and teachers. CBM is one of several validated classroom-based and school-wide interventions developed to increase educators' capacity to improve students' learning and to accommodate diverse learning needs.
  • Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS)
    PALS Reading and PALS Math enable classroom teachers to accommodate diverse learners and to help a large proportion of these students achieve success.
  • The IRIS Center
    Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), the IRIS Center develops training enhancement materials to be used by faculty and professional development providers for the preparation of current and future school personnel.