This research aims to examine the extent to which a promising academic
intervention—high-intensity tutoring by SAGA Innovations—that has previously been shown to
significantly improve academic outcomes for disadvantaged Chicago youth can be implemented at
an even greater scale. By taking advantage of the power of random sampling, this study will
allow for observation of the program's effectiveness as if it were running at five times the
proposed scale. In addition, this study will explicitly explore the extent to which there is
a trade-off between effectiveness and scale.