Domestic Public Policy

Can High-Dosage Literacy Tutoring Put Young Students on the Road to Success?

Grant Year: 2019

Monica Bhatt and Jonathan Guryan will examine whether high-dosage tutoring can increase literacy among young children from disadvantaged backgrounds. They will field an experiment in two public charter schools in Chicago, in which approximately 320 first grade students will be randomly assigned to either a control group or a treatment group that receives daily two-on-one tutoring sessions. They will measure the extent to which tutoring improves children’s scores on reading and math tests as well as attendance rates and behavioral outcomes. The project’s findings will appear in a report and a series of papers.

University of Chicago Domestic Public Policy