Online Tutoring during Covid-19
Last registered on June 08, 2021

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Online Tutoring during Covid-19
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0007284
Initial registration date
June 07, 2021
Last updated
June 08, 2021 1:22 PM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
University of California San Diego
PI Affiliation
Bentley University
Additional Trial Information
Status
In development
Start date
2021-03-08
End date
2021-06-10
Secondary IDs
Abstract
The proposed study investigates how free online tutoring impacts the academic outcomes of Chicago-area middle school students during the Covid-19 pandemic.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Karna, Uditi, Jeffrey Livingston and Sally Sadoff. 2021. "Online Tutoring during Covid-19." AEA RCT Registry. June 08. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.7284-1.0.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Starting on March 8th, participants will be randomized to receive tutoring twice a week.
Intervention Start Date
2021-03-08
Intervention End Date
2021-06-10
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Academic outcomes (test scores and GPA).
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
Students will attend 2 sessions per week, each 30 minutes in length, with the same tutor each session for 12 weeks. Tutors are advised to work with students primarily on reading and math. Attendance is tracked daily.
Experimental Design Details
Students will attend 2 sessions per week, each 30 minutes in length, with the same tutor each session for 12 weeks. Tutors are advised to work with students primarily on reading and math, with guidelines on Illinois state standards, but are welcome to work on whichever subject material students need help with, including history, science, etc. Attendance is tracked daily, and substitute tutors are used in the event that a tutor is not able to meet with the student during their assigned time.
Randomization Method
Randomization done in office by a computer.
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
2
Sample size: planned number of observations
500 students
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
250 treatment, 250 control
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
IRB Approval Date
IRB Approval Number
Analysis Plan

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Post-Trial
Post Trial Information
Study Withdrawal
Intervention
Is the intervention completed?
No
Is data collection complete?
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
Program Files
Program Files
Reports, Papers & Other Materials
Relevant Paper(s)
REPORTS & OTHER MATERIALS