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New Insights on Tutoring Efficiency and Cost-Effectiveness

June 13, 2024

Tutoring is effective for academic improvement, but more research is needed to identify the best approaches. Accelerate’s research report re-examined 89 studies on tutoring in K-12 schools to evaluate different approaches’ impact on student achievement. Schools need cost-effective interventions as federal funding ends, and Accelerate’s measure of cost-effectiveness can help determine ROI. Less than a quarter of the studies met evidence standards, but Saga Education’s tutoring showed significant additional learning. Grade level and dosage of tutoring affect effectiveness, with Saga Education’s approach delivering the most learning and empowering districts to implement high-impact tutoring in their own context. Accelerate’s analysis and cost-effectiveness measure are valuable for states and school districts, however more large-scale studies are needed to scale efficient and effective tutoring programs.

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How Math Tutoring at Saga Benefits Students and Tutors

June 7, 2024

Being a tutor is not just a job, but a transformative journey filled with learning, growth, and impact. It empowers students, hones teaching skills, and fosters connections. Tutoring is a catalyst for positive change in education. Read how former Saga Leadership Fellow Kenzie Confer embarked on a transformative journey that enriched the lives of her students and herself.

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High-Dosage Tutoring Gets a Tech Boost

June 3, 2024

Struggling to bridge the learning gap? High-dosage tutoring offers a powerful solution, but traditional programs can be expensive and strain staffing resources. This article explores a groundbreaking new approach from Saga Education that combines the effectiveness of tutors with the affordability of educational technology. Discover how this innovative blended model can help your district achieve significant learning gains for students, all at a fraction of the cost.

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Beyond Chaos: Daily Small Group Tutoring Boosts Math Achievement

May 31, 2024

Struggling students thrive with Saga Education’s daily, in-school tutoring. Our program integrates seamlessly with core curriculum, providing targeted support and fostering positive relationships. Learn how Saga Education can empower your students, support your teachers, and strengthen your school.

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Evidence for ESSA Recognizes Saga High-Impact Math Tutoring with a “Strong” Evidence Rating

May 22, 2024

Saga Education, a nonprofit focused on education technology (edtech), received a “strong” evidence rating from Evidence for ESSA for their high-impact tutoring (HIT) program in grades 9-10 math. This rating signifies that the program has been rigorously evaluated and shows significant effectiveness in improving student learning outcomes. Saga’s HIT program supplements existing math classes by providing additional support during the school day in flexible tutoring models. They are also exploring how technology can further enhance their program’s reach and effectiveness.

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A Former Saga Education Tutor Finds Her Path Back to Education

May 16, 2024

Former Saga Education tutor Caitlin Hentish wasn’t always sure she wanted to be a teacher. Despite her passion for learning and desire to be a positive influence, concerns about being a teacher steered her away for a while. But Caitlin never stopped learning herself, nor did she lose sight of her passion for helping others…