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2014 Tutoring evaluation results

Each year OASIS conducts an evaluation of the Intergenerational Tutoring program with tutors, teachers, and school district staff. The responses below were compiled from the 3,019 surveys we received in the spring of 2014.

Principal Responses

Principals who felt that OASIS tutors added a positive element to their schools:   100%
Schools that plan to participate in the program next year:   100%

Teacher Responses

Teachers who reported improved confidence and self-esteem in their students who were tutored   95%
Teachers who reported improved attitude toward language arts in their students who were tutored   94%
Teachers who reported improved academic performance by their students who were tutored   92%
Teachers who reported improved classroom participation by their students who were tutored   88%
Teachers who reported improved attendance for their students who were tutored   67%

Tutor Responses

Tutors who feel volunteering in the program has added a positive element to their lives   100%
Tutors who plan to continue the program next year   96%
Tutors who perceived a better attitude toward school for their students   99%

Number of responses by group:

  • 151 Principals    
  • 952 Teachers     
  • 1,738 Tutors             
  • 178 Site Coordinators


Washington University Study

A research study by the Center
for Social Development at Washington University in
St. Louis showed that increasing the number of tutoring sessions improves the effectiveness of the intervention.

OASIS is working with school districts and volunteers to take full advantage of this research.

Read the Executive Summary.

Maryville University Study

A study at Maryville University showed that OASIS tutors are providing valuable support for struggling students. 

Test scores demonstrate that 95% of students who worked with an OASIS tutor improved their reading skill.
The study report is included in our Introduction for Educators.

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