In a significant study involving 1,000 K-2 students in Texas, OnYourMark Education, in partnership with The National Student Support Accelerator (NSSA) and Uplift Education, presents compelling evidence of the positive impact of virtual high-impact reading tutoring on early literacy. During the 2022-2023 school year, students engaged in one-on-one virtual reading tutoring sessions, resulting in substantial academic gains. Kindergartners made significant progress, gaining 24 extra days in letter sounds, while first graders improved by 51 additional days in decoding.
OnYourMark is a virtual early literacy tutoring program connecting tutors nationwide with K-2 students in their classrooms, providing foundational skills support to complement their school’s Tier 1 instruction. NSSA conducted a rigorous Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) Evaluation study of OnYourMark tutoring in partnership with Uplift Education, the largest network of public charter schools in North Texas. Key results include:
* Students receiving OnYourMark tutoring exhibited notable improvements in end-of-year early literacy assessments.
* Students with lower initial reading scores benefited significantly from tutoring.
* Younger students, particularly first graders and kindergartners, gained the most from the program.
Susanna Loeb, Founder and Executive Director of The National Student Support Accelerator, emphasizes the importance of personalized instruction, stating, “The results of this study are exciting because they show that one-on-one virtual tutoring can meaningfully benefit young readers.”