Researchers at the Urban Education Lab and the Crime Lab release NBER working paper with results of 2012-13 pilot study of BAM and Match-style intensive math tutoring

The paper details new findings from a pilot study focused on helping reduce the risk of school dropout and violence involvement among youth in Chicago. The paper can be found at this link.

The pilot study evaluated the effects of high-dosage, intensive math tutoring, modeled on the approach of Boston’s Match Education

It also evaluated the effects of BAM. The Crime Lab’s 2009-10 study of BAM had found that just one year of programming with youth at greatly elevated risk for gun-violence involvement reduced rates of violent-crime arrests by fully 44%.

Following encouraging preliminary results from the first six weeks of last year’s pilot, the Crime Lab and Urban Education Lab worked to launch a larger-scale study of these two interventions, bringing Match Education to Chicago to work in partnership with the Chicago Public Schools and Youth Guidance on a larger-scale study of BAM and Match, which began in August 2013.