Mar 2024

Personalized Learning Initiative Research Brief

Sadie Stockdale Jefferson

Learn more below about the Personalized Learning Initiative, which builds upon our decade of research on high dosage tutoring to scale to students nationwide.

Related Resources
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.

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.

Not Too Late: Improving Academic Outcomes Among Adolescents
Academic Paper

Not Too Late: Improving Academic Outcomes Among Adolescents

Mar 2023

Read our academic paper on the early Saga studies published in the American Economic Review.

Latest Updates

Expanding a City-Wide Tutoring Effort: Lessons from Chicago Public Schools
Media Mention
MDRC
Jun 2024

Expanding a City-Wide Tutoring Effort: Lessons from Chicago Public Schools

Read a blog post from the Education Lab’s research partners at MDRC about our work to help expand tutoring programs in Chicago Public Schools as a part of the Personalized Learning Initiative (PLI).

Using ed tech in high-dosage tutoring could cut costs by a third
Media Mention
K-12 Dive
Jun 2024

Using ed tech in high-dosage tutoring could cut costs by a third

K-12 Dive covers new research released by the Education Lab showing that substituting some tutoring time with ed tech can reduce staffing needs without compromising tutoring’s impact on student learning.

Case Study: Expanding High-Impact Tutoring in Chicago Public Schools
Saga Education
Jun 2024

Case Study: Expanding High-Impact Tutoring in Chicago Public Schools

This case study explores broad-scale, high-impact tutoring (HIT) programs implemented in partnership with Chicago Public Schools and shown through the Education Lab’s research to improve student learning.