Grant Provides Funds to Study Tutoring by GO Fellows

October 27, 2022

 

The GO Foundation has been awarded $276,357 in competitive grant funding to investigate 3 questions:

Does varying the dosage of tutoring provided by a GO AmeriCorps Fellow (one of whom is pictured here working with one of our kids) impact student academic growth?

What is the experience of program leaders at the school in planning, scheduling, and delivering tutorials?

What is the cost of implementing Great Oaks’ Fellow program, and what are the potential cost savings to schools and districts that deploy Great Oaks Fellows?

The award, made by the nonprofit organization Accelerate, is part of a broader national effort to develop and scale sustainable, cost-effective models for high-impact tutoring that boosts academic achievement for all students.

GO is one of 31 research and education partners selected to receive the award, as well as to join a community to share best practices and resources and ultimately help inform Accelerate’s national research and policy agenda.

“We know that good tutoring programs work — partly because well-off families have used them to boost student success for generations. And we know that those same programs can be a powerful tool to close racial and economic opportunity gaps when we give less privileged students the same access. What we haven’t figured out yet is how to make high-impact tutoring available for everyone,” said Accelerate CEO Kevin Huffman. “With districts deciding how to spend one-time federal funds to combat the effects of the pandemic, solving that challenge has never been more urgent.”

Accelerate’s announcement of the inaugural cohort of grantees follows a competitive national selection process. In spring 2022, Accelerate, as part of its launch, released a Call to Effective Action to recruit partners to help it design, launch, and scale high-impact tutoring efforts and to build a community committed to impact and to shaping the evidence base for tutoring.

Partners interested in the initiative were asked to first submit a letter of intent outlining their high-level vision. Following review of more than 200 letters by a panel of diverse experts, finalists were selected and invited to submit a full-length proposal. Beyond the inaugural cohort of grantees, Accelerate will continue to make additional investments in tutoring innovation over time.

Click here to view a list of all grantees and a summary of their tutoring models.

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