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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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The NEA Endorses High-Impact Tutoring in Schools, Hope for Student Success

February 21, 2024

In mid-February, the National Education Association, the nation’s largest union, endorsed in-school-day high-impact tutoring. Here’s the heart of what they said:  “The research is clear: high-impact tutoring improves student learning. Over the past few years, finding a consensus around the most effective strategies and interventions to address post-COVID learning recovery has largely been elusive. However,…

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Build Educator Pipelines with High Impact Tutoring

October 13, 2023

Measures to secure resources and tools to close opportunity gaps for students include expanding the teacher pipeline and finding creative ways to engage college students in the educational process.