Remediating Academic and Non-Academic Skills Deficit among Disadvantaged Youth

Project: Research project

Project Details


With expertise in program evaluation, Dr. Guryan will be responsible for examining the impact of the BAM and Match Tutors programs on students’ key student outcomes. He will be responsible for conducting analyses of the program’s impact, and for reporting the results of the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of the programs in collaboration with PIs Mayer, Pollack, and Ludwig. Dr. Guryan will also collaborate with the University of Chicago research team to review implementation fidelity issues: including school selection, the block randomization design, consenting of participants, and the integrity of the randomization. Dr. Guryan currently serves as the independent evaluator on an i3 validation study (PI: James Kim, Harvard University). In that role, he conducted the random assignment, designed the study and the evaluation plan, prepared the relevant paperwork, such as the study design template and the contrast tool, and communicated regularly with the technical assistance team at Abt Associates. He also has previous experience carrying out large-scale randomized controlled evaluations in the Chicago Public Schools, including a study of a truancy prevention program supported by $6.5 million in grants from the Institute for Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the W.T. Grant Foundation.
Effective start/end date7/23/144/30/20


  • The University of Chicago (FP053700-1 // 1P01HD076816)
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (FP053700-1 // 1P01HD076816)


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