Design, Sites, and Data Sources
The study will use a randomized controlled trial to determine the impact of high-dosage tutoring and more sustainable options on student outcomes. The impact study will rely on several data sources, including administrative records and participation data.
In addition, MDRC will conduct an implementation study to document the content, context, contrast, and cost of high-dosage tutoring and more sustainable approaches to intensive personalized learning. To inform this inquiry, the team will collect and review qualitative data (for example, interviews with administrators and tutors), quantitative data (including student participation rates and staff survey data), and publicly available data about school characteristics.
Finally, MDRC will support operationalizing the study in participating school districts, including by providing technical assistance to districts and/or schools as they scale these personalized learning interventions and selecting partner districts for the study.
Districts or schools interested in learning more about the study can email PLI@mdrc.org for more details.