On Your Mark

October 2023

The Effects of Virtual Tutoring on Young Readers: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial

Susanna Loeb, Sarah Novicoff, Cynthia Pollard, Carly Robinson, Sara White This study is the first randomized controlled trial of a virtual early literacy tutoring program. OnYourMark Education provides tutoring grounded in the science of reading and focused on foundational literacy skills (e.g., phonics, phonological awareness, reading fluency). During the 2022-23 school year, OnYourMark partnered with […]

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Study: Virtual Tutoring Boosted Young Readers’ Literacy Scores

The study, from researchers who typically advocate for in-person models, could be a breakthrough for schools struggling to find tutors. Young children learning to read made significant progress after participating in a high-dosage virtual tutoring program, according to new research released Wednesday — results that seem to defy conventional wisdom about effective ways to improve performance. Not

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National Innovators Vie for Prestigious $1 Million Education Award

Semifinalists to each receive $200,000 WASHINGTON, DC –  On October 10, 2023, the 33 Semifinalists competing for the $1 million Yass Prize for Sustainable, Transformational, Outstanding and Permissionless Education were announced at a special celebration in Cleveland, Ohio, after participating with other recognized education innovators in the inaugural Yass Summit held at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The following

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