Closing the math gap for boys

Over the last two years, Match Education has partnered with Chicago Public Schools and economists at The University of Chicago's Urban Education and Crime Lab to field and evaluate Match-style high-dosage tutoring for 1,300 boys in 12 Chicago high schools. The results are now in from the first year, which were recently highlighted in The New York Times.

On average, students that received Match tutoring and mentoring increased their math learning gains by 1-2 years more than the control group, and their test scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress math exam reduced the black-white test score gap by a third. Furthermore, the tutoring also reduced math course failure rates by 50%, and overall course failure rates by 25%.

In his article, David Kirp illustrates how the lives of these adolescents can be turned around with these tutoring and mentoring interventions.

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