Jan 2022

Coaching with Computer-Assisted Learning (CAL)

Philip Oreopoulos

An overview of the Coaching with Computer-Assisted Learning (CAL) program that aims to support math teachers of grades 3 to 9.

UChicago Education Lab – Computer-Assisted Learning (CAL) Overview

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NBER Working Paper: Can Technology Facilitate Scale? Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation of High Dosage Tutoring
Academic Paper

NBER Working Paper: Can Technology Facilitate Scale? Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation of High Dosage Tutoring

Jun 2024

This paper outlines results from the Education Lab’s study of a high-dosage tutoring model–what we call “Saga Technology”–which found that substituting some tutor time with educational technology can reduce costs by one-third and halve the number of tutors needed without compromising effectiveness.

Realizing the Promise of High Dosage Tutoring at Scale: Preliminary Evidence for the Field
Report

Realizing the Promise of High Dosage Tutoring at Scale: Preliminary Evidence for the Field

Mar 2024

This technical report outlines preliminary results from the Personalized Learning Initiative showing that high dosage tutoring can be scaled and can work–even when delivered in the aftermath of the pandemic and in diverse academic settings.

Personalized Learning Initiative Research Brief
Research Brief

Personalized Learning Initiative Research Brief

Mar 2024

Overview of the Personalized Learning Initiative, a nationwide R&D initiative to scale the benefits of tutoring.

Overcoming Pandemic-Induced Learning Loss
Academic Paper

Overcoming Pandemic-Induced Learning Loss

Oct 2023

The Education Lab’s faculty co-directors, Dr. Jens Ludwig, professor at the University of Chicago, and Dr. Jon Guryan, professor at Northwestern University, published a paper commissioned by the Aspen Economic Strategy Group for its 2023 policy volume.

Latest Updates

Implementation, and Impact of High-Dosage Tutoring Programs
Press Release
Accelerate
Jul 2024

Implementation, and Impact of High-Dosage Tutoring Programs

Today the national nonprofit Accelerate announced a new initiative that will bring together top education researchers from across the U.S. to develop rigorous research on the impact, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of various high-dosage tutoring programs. The Education Lab is a member of Accelerate’s inaugural Research Learning Community as part of a commitment to helping policymakers and school districts access the high-quality and transparent evidence they need to make informed decisions for their students.

What aspects of teaching should remain human?
Media Mention
The Hechinger Report
Jul 2024

What aspects of teaching should remain human?

Chris Berdik, for The Hechinger Report, highlights Saga Education’s partnership with the Education Lab to scale high-dosage tutoring through the Personalized Learning Initiative, where AI is playing a growing role in the delivery of tutoring.

Study shows technology can help scale tutoring effort
Media Mention
CommonWealth Beacon
Jun 2024

Study shows technology can help scale tutoring effort

A new study from the Education Lab points to a way high-dose tutoring can be scaled more broadly without any loss of its effectiveness.