After six weeks, the number of scholars in the four Fun Factor treatment sites who were at either grade level or early on grade level skills nearly doubled, from 27% to 48%. Meanwhile, the control group moved from 22% of students to just 29%.
- Locations: “Sister sites” are Boys and Girls Club sites that are in close geographic proximity to one another and that serve a demographically similar population of scholars.
- Matching: The participating pairs of sites were located in the following regions of the state: northeastern/urban; northeastern/urban; southern rural; and mid-state/suburban.
- Sample size: The four control sites tutored and assessed a total of 81 scholars. The treatment (Fun Factor) sites tutored and assessed 118 scholars.
- Content: Tutors for both the control and treatment groups used iReady as the primary curriculum. Tutors in the treatment groups supplemented at least once a week with Fun Factor materials. The Fun Factor experiences augmented iReady work, i.e. the two sets of scholars had equal tutoring time.
- Dosage: Tutoring lasted for six weeks at all participating sites. Tutor-to-scholar ratio varied from 1:1 to 1:4 for two 1-hour sessions per week.