Classwide Intervention Using Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies

  • Kristen L. McMasterEmail author
  • Douglas Fuchs


This chapter provides a description of Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS), a scientific, research-based classwide intervention that can be used as part of core instruction provided in multi-tiered models of prevention and intervention. Specifically, the extent to which Reading PALS (a) addresses critical academic skills that align with core academic standards, (b) provides opportunities to differentiate instruction, (c) is supported by evidence of efficacy for diverse learners, (d) includes supports for teachers to implement PALS with fidelity, and (e) can be adapted to meet specific classroom and student needs is described. Implications for research and practice within a response to intervention (RTI) framework are discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Peabody College of Vanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

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