High Impact Tutoring

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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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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.